Book review of "Tropical infectious diseases: principles, pathogens and practice" edited by Richard L. Guerrant, David H. Walker and Peter F. Weller, Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Leggat, Peter A. (2011) Book review of "Tropical infectious diseases: principles, pathogens and practice" edited by Richard L. Guerrant, David H. Walker and Peter F. Weller, Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Journal of the American Medical Association, 306 (4). pp. 438-439.

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Abstract

[Extract] The third edition of Tropical Infectious Diseases: Principles, Pathogens and Practice is one of the latest additions to the Elsevier Expert Consult series, which includes more than 300 available medical titles accessible online as well as in print. The first noticeable change to Tropical Infectious Diseases is that it is now presented as a single volume rather than 2 volumes, which is made possible, at least in part, by making all of the references for each chapter available online at ExpertConsult.com. The availability of such a textbook remains important, because much of the world's population continues to be at risk for tropical diseases, and millions of individuals continue to die from such diseases each year. The focus of this textbook is infectious diseases, so readers wanting more information on noninfectious aspects of tropical medicine will need to refer to one of the other major texts currently available, such as Manson's Tropical Diseases.

Item ID: 21373
Item Type: Article (Book Review)
Keywords: communicable diseases, travel, tropical medicine
ISSN: 1538-3598
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2012 05:47
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920404 Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response) @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920407 Health Protection and/or Disaster Response @ 50%
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