Volume 14, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

    Synopsis of Clinical Tropical Medicine

    by Oscar Felsenfeld, M.D., M.Sc., Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps, U.S. Army; Associate, Department of Experimental Pathology, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D. C.; Visiting Professor, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, La.; Diplomate in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; Diplomate in Public Health; Fellow, College of American Pathologists; Fellow, American Society of Clinical Pathologists; Fellow, American Public Health Association; Member, Royal Society of Health (London); Fellow, American Academy of Tuberculosis Physicians; Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Consultant, World Health Organization. 378 pages, illustrated. The C. V. Mosby Company, St. Louis. 1965. $9.85

  • B. H. Kean
  • View Affiliations Hide Affiliations
  • Publisher: The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 14, Issue 4, 1 Jul 1965, p. 695 - 695
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.1965.14.695


Clinical tropical medicine is so broad in scope that adequate coverage by any of the standard texts involves huge and expensive publishing ventures. For example, the 15th edition of Manson's book contains 1191 pages and costs $15.00. Craig and Faust's classic in tropical parasitology (with Paul Russell) contains 1099 pages and costs $16.50; it does not include those diseases of the tropics not caused by parasites.

Dr. Oscar Felsenfeld has succinctly and helpfully compressed an enormous body of information into a compact, 378-page book. The publisher has provided good paper; the illustrations are, on the whole, new and good; the cover is suitable for the tropics; and the book fits easily into a pocket. The reviewer is especially grateful that, despite the demands of space, the author has provided at the end of each chapter a list of recommended readings, although not of specific references.

Unfortunately, I have never been able to determine for whom a synopsis is useful.


Article metrics loading...

The graphs shown below represent data from March 2017
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error