Volume 10, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


The growing importance of medical mycology is well demonstrated by the fact that the first edition of this book was twice reprinted within an interval of three years, and the second edition appeared seven years after the first edition. Not only have more chapters been added, but the format has also been enlarged.

The book is introduced by a glossary which is particularly useful for the uninitiated. However, there seems to be a slight departure from the generally accepted fact that the “crateriform” group is represented only by one species, and thus should be considered cultural variations of that species. It also appears well established that is a synonym of , a species with well defined cultural and metabolic characteristics, and that neither should be considered as a synonym of . The recognition of and as pathogens is timely because the pathogenic role of these two fungi has been sadly neglected in the past.


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