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This is a strange text of tropical diseases. It lacks discussions of ambiasis and malaria but includes diseases of temperate zones such as histoplasmosis and tularemia. The more important tropical diseases are apparently included in the parent textbook The Principles and Practice of Medicine by Davidson and Macleod. In this supplement, the authors have placed entities that are apparently quite rare in Great Britain or those that did not fit into the original compendium.
Even accepting this unusual classification, the subjects are dealt with in a cursory and often misleading fashion. For example, the discussion of cholera contains the statement
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Tropical Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:165. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-1-165_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(1):165.
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