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May 31, 1930

Guide to the Study of Animal Parasites.

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By William A. Riley, Ph.D., Sc.D., Department of Zoology, University of Minnesota, and Reed O. Christenson, M.A., Department of Zoology, University of Minnesota. Cloth. Price, $1.50. Pp. 131, with 33 illustrations. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1930.

JAMA. 1930;94(22):1789. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710480065038

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The present laboratory guide is written to be of assistance to the student in general parasitology who may have varied interests, to the nonspecialist who wishes to present such a general course, and to the independent student in zoology who is interested in the subject. Accordingly, the chief emphasis is on purely zoological subjects although there are frequent and extended references to human parasites. Each chapter or laboratory period consists of an introduction of technical suggestions which will be of great value to the instructor preparing the material, a general statement of the characteristics of the organisms studied and general directions for practical work, with a short bibliography suitable for further study. The authors have adopted the unique plan of not only giving detailed directions for work but appending suitable figures and even analytic keys to assist the student. Particular mention should be made of the list of parasites found

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