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The publication of a seventh edition of this text attests to the demand for a practical guide for clinicians treating patients who may have a tropical disease. As with previous editions, topics are dealt with alphabetically, and no references are given. Only a few chapters are contributed by outside experts.
The book is best in summarizing information about diseases with which the Western physician may be least familiar. Thus, the sections on bartonellosis, leprosy, black water fever, malaria in infants and children, tropical sprue, African trypanosomiasis, and tropical ulcer are excellent. More often brevity is excessive. The authors devote only
Adams and Maegraith: Clinical Tropical Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:284. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-2-284_1
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