Manson's Tropical Diseases. A Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates
Sir Philip H. Manson-Bahr, C.M.G., D.S.O., M.A., M.D., D.T.M. and H. Cantab., F.R.C.P. Lond., M.D. (Malaya-Hon. Causa), Editor. 15th edition, 1177 + xiv pages, illustrated. London, Cassell (The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, exclusive U.S. agents), 1960. $15.00
This text has become a classic reference in tropical medicine in the English language. It was first published in 1898 and the present 15th edition by Sir Philip H. Manson-Bahr is the ninth in his experience with this book. The previous edition appeared in 1954 and in the interval between then and the present edition considerable progress has been made in a number of clinical areas in the field of parasitism and tropical medicine, particularly the anemias, leprosy, insecticides and chemotherapy. In these various areas major revisions and additions have been incorporated in the text and the previous material which has been basically excellent has been revised wherever indicated. The table of drugs, particularly in Chapter LIII, is extremely up to date and a very valuable and convenient reference. The sections on Medical Zoology in the Appendix contains more than 200 pages and can easily serve as a useful text in medical parasitology, including entomology, for students.