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April 1929

Fungi and Fungous Diseases.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1929;43(4):569. doi:10.1001/archinte.1929.00130270143012

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Abstract

This book of 200 pages is a reconstruction of the Adolph Gehrmann Lectures of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, delivered by Prof. Castellani in 1926, and published in the Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology between October, 1927, and March, 1928. It consists of three lectures: one on fungi, one on fungous diseases (referring to internal mycoses), and one on diseases of the skin due to fungi — the dermatomycoses. No one questions but that Castellani is an authority on the subject of mycoses.

The first lecture is extremely complicated, involving a nomenclature which is notoriously unstable in a field inadequately surveyed. Its contents are of invaluable aid to the intensive student in this field and to the mycologist as a reference work. The classification is so complex that as the introductory chapter to the volume, it may offer a rather formidable obstacle.

The subsequent two lectures, with their

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