A Manual of Tropical Medicine

By Thomas T. Mackie, Colonel, M.C., A.U.S., George W. Hunter, Major, M.C., A.U.S., and C. Brooke Worth, Captain, M.C., A.U.S. Illustrated. Pp. i–xix, 1–727. W. B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, Pa., 1945

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In these days, when almost every month a new work appears upon Tropical Medicine, one naturally inquires into the reason for the appearance of any new work on the subject which is already covered by many excellent treatises of recent date. The authors believe that there is need for a concise work upon the subject and the Surgeon General of the Army, Major General Norman T. Kirk states in his “Foreword” “That there has long been need for a concise treatise in this field. While a large body of authoritative information exists in textbooks, the place for a convenient manual of tropical diseases has not been filled.” The reviewer, after carefully reading most of this book, agrees that it does fill the need for such a treatise and congratulates the authors upon the production of a work that should fill the needs of medical students and practicing physicians as well as of physicians serving in the Army, Navy and Marine Corps.