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Medical Mycology. The Pathogenic Fungi and Pathogenic Actinomycetes.

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By Rippon John Willard. . 587 pages. W. B. Saunders Company; , Philadelphia, London, and Toronto: , 1974.. Price: U.S., $19.50; U.K., £8.30.

Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(4):514. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-84-4-514_1
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Fungi are assuming an ever important role as the cause of human disease. This new text on medical mycology fills a definite need in this area of medicine. Dr. Rippon, an expert medical mycologist, has recognized the new areas of opportunistic fungal infections and covers them well in this book, but he also discusses the old and established fungal infections with excellent clarity. The fascinating historical background of the major fungal diseases is presented in greater detail than in any previous textbook.

The changing nomenclature of the fungi and the diseases they cause has been given careful thought and logical


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