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April 6, 1940

Human Helminthology: A Manual for Physicians, Sanitarians and Medical Zoölogists

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By Ernest Carroll Faust, A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Professor of Parasitology and Director of Laboratories, Department of Tropical Medicine, Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana. Second edition. Cloth. Price, $8.50. Pp. 780, with 302 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1939.

JAMA. 1940;114(14):1403. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810140103035

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New data in biologic and clinical lines published since the appearance of the first edition in 1929 have been incorporated in all important chapters and an entirely new chapter on anthelmintics and their use has been added. This supplemental material has added 164 pages to an already extensive work. The new chapter will greatly enhance the usefulness of the work for physicians, since it critically summarizes the existing clinical evaluations of santonin, oil of chenopodium, thymol, carbon tetrachloride, tetrachlorethylene, hexylresorcinol (caprokol), beta-naphthol, medicinal gentian violet, pelletierin, Dryopteris filix-mas, areca, kousso, pumpkin seed, kamala, quassia, coconut, antimony compounds and emetine hydrochloride. In each case the nature of the drug is given and its use, its effectiveness as an anthelmintic, dosages, administration, toxicity and uses as a specific for various helminths are reported in detail. Contraindications for each important drug are reported. Accurate diagnosis of the helminth infection is stressed and specific

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