Volume 17, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


This small volume is a supplement to the Eighth Edition of edited by Davidson. It is a well-written compend of essential information about some of the less common tropical or parasitic diseases such as leprosy, schistosomiasis, and filariasis, which are not included in the “parent” volume. Subjects such as amebiasis, malaria, and kwashiorkor are omitted because they are dealt with in Davidson's text. The descriptions are clearly and tightly written. One is greatly impressed with the economy of language, which presents a rather complete picture of clinical leprosy in eight pages. There are “no-nonsense” discussions of conditions such as tropical ulcer, the etiology of which is not known. The descriptions of therapy are remarkably practical with almost no omission of important details, such as exact doses of drugs and permissible variations. There is no bibliography.


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