Pathology of Tropical Diseases, an Atlas

by J. E. Ash, Colonel, MC, USA, Director, Army Institute of Pathology, Army Medical Museum, and Sophie Spitz, MD, CS, AUS, Pathologist, Army Institute of Pathology, Army Medical Museum. 941 illustrations, 15 in color, on 257 plates. W. B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia and London, 1945

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Students of tropical medicine in many parts of the world will greet this important work with enthusiasm and will read it with intense satisfaction. The resources of the Army Medical Museum have provided unique material for photographic reproductions which the authors have elucidated by legends and annotations summarizing current scientific opinion as well as their own valuable observations. The text is rightly subordinated to the plates, which are there in abundance, picturing just the things one wants to see and has difficulty finding elsewhere, the microscopic diagnosis of stool smears (pp. 106–108) the tissue changes of histoplasmosis (pp. 184–185) or the differentiation of intracellular organisms (p. 205). The material, the photography, the photo-engraving and the presswork excite admiration. They are the best in the field of tropical pathology since the appearance of Thompson and Robertson's Protozoology in 1929.

If urged for suggestions for the improvement of a second edition, one recommendation would be made, that the authors consider the insertion of transparent overlays with diagrams, to increase the teaching value of the more important plates.

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