Recent Advances in Tropical Medicine

by Sir Neil Hamilton Fairley, K.B.E., M.D. (Lond), D.Sc. (Melb), F. R. C. P., F. R. A. C. P., D. T. M. & H. (Eng), F. R. S., Hon. F. R. C. P. (Ed), Hon. M.D. (Adel), Hon. LL.D. (Melb), Hon. D.Sc. (Syd), Consulting Physician, Hospital for Tropical Diseases (University College Hospital), London, Formerly Wellcome Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine, University of London, Tata Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine, Bombay, and Hon. Consultant in Tropical medicine to the Army, A. W. Woodruff, M.D. (Durh), Ph.D. (Lond), F. R. C. P., D. T. M. & H. (Eng), Wellcome Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine, University of London, Physician, Hospital for Tropical Diseases (University College Hospital), London, Lecturer in Tropical Medicine, Royal Free Hospital, London, Hon. Consultant in Tropical Medicine to the Army, and J. H. Walters, M.D. (Camb), F. R. C. P., Lt.-Col. I. M. S. (Ret), Physician, Hospital for Tropical Diseases (University College Hospital), London, Consultant Physician, Tropical Unit, Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton, Lecturer in Tropical Medicine, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Lecturer in Tropical Medicine, King's College Hospital, London. 3rd edition, 480 + viii pages, illustrated. London, J. & A. Churchill Ltd. (distributed in the United States and Possessions by Little, Brown and Company, Boston), 1961. $11.00

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  • New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York

This is an entirely new book and is long overdue since the publication of the previous edition of Sir Leonard Rogers was in 1929. A great deal of progress in the treatment and control of parasitic and tropical diseases has occurred particularly during and since the second World War. The important infectious diseases caused by protozoa, helminths, bacteria, spirochetes, viruses, rickettsiae and fungi are covered and, in addition, there are sections reviewing nutritional diseases and anemia, hereditary disorders and diseases of uncertain origin, i.e., sprue.

The subjects are considered separately following a pattern of discussion, covering cause, epidemiology, pathology, clinical features, diagnosis and treatment. The authors are expert in their fields. The volume is clearly written and it should be a useful guide to students of tropical medicine and practitioners. The comprehensive bibliography should be especially useful to investigators.

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