An unusually happy combination of clinical and laboratory experience have combined to produce a very valuable book. Factual, authoritative, and very up to date, this book will be of value to medical students, clinicians, and laboratory workers. The style of presentation is lucid and interesting, and the book is excellently illustrated. The clinician will find detailed descriptions of laboratory aspects of each disease which are informative as to laboratory methodology as well as virus properties. The laboratory worker will find accurate thorough discussions of the clinical aspects of these diseases.
Discussions of pox diseases, exanthemata, and warts are particularly good. The authors have endeavored to discuss the less common virus diseases of man as well as those commonly encountered in everyday experience.
While the discussions of some of the rarer diseases are brief and sketchy, the disappointment is in the current extent of our knowledge rather than in the authors'