Tropical Medicine

By Sir Leonard Rogers and John W. D. Megaw. 1930. Pp. i–viii. 1–536. Illustrated. P. Blakiston's Son and Company, Philadelphia

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As would be expected, from the large experience of the authors of this manual upon tropical medicine, it is a most excellent one, well up-to-date, well written, and fulfills its function of being an “easy guide to the recognition and treatment of the more important diseases” occurring in tropical and subtropical regions. As the wide experience of both authors has been acquired through long service in India, the book is especially suited for practitioners in that country, but it should be in the library of all interested in tropical medicine. Each chapter is signed by the writer, so that it is possible to know his opinions upon the subject considered and it is noted that each author has discussed the diseases with which his name is most often associated. Thus, Rogers considers cholera, amoebic dysentery and amoebic abscess of the liver, bacillary dysentery, leprosy, etc., while Megaw describes malaria, the typhus group of fevers, relapsing fever, dengue and yellow fever, etc.