by Frank Král, V.M.D. (Vienna), M.V.D. (hon. c., Sophia), V.M.D. (hon. c., Munich), Doc. habil. (Brno), Professor of Veterinary Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and Robert M. Schwartzman, V.M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Assistant Professor of Comparative Pathology, Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; with an Introduction by Donald M. Pillsbury, M.A., M.D., D.Sc. (hon.), Professor and Director, Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. xii + 444 pages, illustrated, 8 color plates. J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia and Montreal. 1964. $18.50
Readers of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene who are interested in skin diseases are sure to find much useful material in this book. In one volume, the authors have compiled an encyclopedic collection of valuable information about skin diseases of animals. An examination of the references reveals the extent to which veterinary medical literature has been searched and critically evaluated. The work contains almost 3000 references taken from 11 different languages.
The skin diseases of domestic animals in North America and Europe are given primary consideration in the book, but readers of this Journal will find many descriptions of dermatoses occurring in other parts of the world. There are references to Glanders in China and Africa, Foot and Mouth Disease in Mexico, Streptothricosis in Northern Rhodesia and Australia, Phycomycosis in horses in Indonesia, Black Piedra in monkeys of South America, Parakeratosis of pigs in Australia and Madagascar, and Parakeratosis of cattle in British Guiana.