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Tropical medicine has always been a heterogeneous collection of diseases largely but not exclusively nutritional or infectious. It is an orphan subspeciality, not the ward of any particular discipline and not sustainable in the United States as a practicing specialty on its own. Tropical medicine occasionally becomes an uncomfortable responsibility for the physician, and this new encyclopedic textbook will help with this responsibility. The book is well written and tightly edited. The contributors are authorities in their respective fields and emphasis has been placed on clinical detail, management, and underlying pathophysiology. One distinguishing feature is the replacement of much traditional
Tropical and Geographical Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:412. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-3-412_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(3):412.
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