Essentials of Tropical Infectious Diseases by Richard L. Guerrant, Peter F. Weller, James H. Maguire, Donald J. Krogstad |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Essentials of Tropical Infectious Diseases

Essentials of Tropical Infectious Diseases

by Richard L. Guerrant, Peter F. Weller, James H. Maguire, Donald J. Krogstad
     
 

A condensed, portable version of the definitive text, TROPICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES. Perfect for medical students, non-specialists, and residents who need a compact, affordable source.

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A condensed, portable version of the definitive text, TROPICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES. Perfect for medical students, non-specialists, and residents who need a compact, affordable source.

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Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Hari Polenakovik, MD (Wright State University)
Description: This abbreviated book of tropical infectious diseases covers the most important aspects of tropical medicine.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a practical overview of the core elements of tropical infectious diseases.
Audience: According to the editors, this is meant to be the first book that a busy practitioner will consult when confronted with a patient with probable tropical infectious disease. The authors are leading authorities in the field of tropical medicine and the book's style is simple and clear, so will serve well students, residents, and practicing physicians.
Features: The book is organized in two sections. The first deals with the approach to the patient with specific clinical syndromes attributed to various tropical infectious diseases and offers pretravel advice. The second is the pathogens section. The greatest strengths of the book are the diagrams depicting the life cycle of the parasites and the corresponding clinical features in the human host, as well as ample use of tables. The book ends with a comprehensive appendix detailing the recommended treatments for almost all of the tropical infectious diseases. Shortcomings of the book are the lack of color art, older references, and, inherent in all multiauthored texts, the variable length of the chapters.
Assessment: This is a concise yet comprehensive text of tropical medicine suited for practitioners caring for patients with tropical infectious diseases. Despite its highly specialized content, it is easy to read and is not overwhelming. It should be on the shelf of all physicians encountering patients with tropical infectious diseases.
4 Stars! from Doody

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443079092
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
04/16/2001
Pages:
665
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 10.99(h) x 0.92(d)

Meet the Author

Richard L Guerrant MD
Thomas H Hunter Professor of International Medicine
Director, Center for Global Health, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville
VA
USA

David H Walker MD
Carmage and Martha Walls Distinguished University Chair in Tropical Diseases
Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases
Professor and Chair,
Department of Pathology
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston
TX
USA

Peter F Weller MD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor, Immunology and Infectious Diseases Dept, Harvard School of Public Health
Chief, Infectious Disease Division
Vice Chair of Research, Dept. of Medicine
Boston
MA
USA

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