The rapid growth of virology has made it difficult for the nonvirologist physician to keep abreast with the exciting developments. As new information accumulates almost faster than it can be assimilated, the physician has been overwhelmed in attempting to attach significance to new findings and, perhaps, is increasingly impatient awaiting the translation of the research data into practical tools which would benefit his patients. A good deal of the problem lies in the scarcity of good, up to date, textbooks devoted to medical virology.
The sixth volume of Progress in Medical Virology offers to the physician an opportunity not only to become familiar with useful clinical information but also to learn about the viral diagnostic and research methods and the existence of facilities which can be of aid to him. Dr. Melnick has assembled a group of experts who present their material in a well organized and easily understood fashion.