By Robert W. Hegner, Professor of Protozoölogy, Department of Medical Zoölogy, School of Hygiene and Public Health, the Johns Hopkins University; William W. Cort, Associate Professor of Helminthology, Department of Medical Zoölogy, School of Hygiene and Public Health, the Johns Hopkins University, and Francis M. Root, Associate in Medical Entomology, Department of Medical Zoölogy, School of Hygiene and Public Health, the Johns Hopkins University. Cloth. Price, $2.40. Pp. 175, with illustrations. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1923.
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This book is the result of the revision and enlargement of a previous bulletin of the same authors entitled "Diagnosis of Protozoa and Worms Parasitic in Man." The material is admirably selected, and the book bears on every page the impress of personal knowledge of the methods described. It is intended to be of use to public health officers, students and physicians, especially those in tropical or semitropical countries. It will undoubtedly fulfil this purpose better than any other book of its size in existence. The descriptions are clear and concise, and the illustrations really illustrative. On page 129 the authors appear to take a position regarding the transmission of disease by so-called "filth flies" that is, perhaps, ultraconservative, but it is better so than to endorse the extravagant statements one sometimes finds in works of this sort. The value of the work for physicians would be somewhat increased by
Outlines of Medical Zoölogy, with Special Reference to Laboratory and Field Diagnosis.. JAMA. 1923;81(23):1979. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650230063039