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August 2, 1930

Introduction to Human Parasitology.

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By Asa C. Chandler, M.S., Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Rice Institute, Houston, Texas. Fourth edition. Cloth. Price, $5. Pp. 655, with 308 illustrations. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1930.

JAMA. 1930;95(5):364. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720050052032

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Under this new title the author has prepared a fourth edition of his well known "Animal Parasites and Human Diseases." The older book was designed as a popular presentation, whereas the present volume contains a more detailed and technical presentation suited for university and college students. Throughout, the treatment is primarily zoological, although practically all subjects have brief discussions of such medical topics as diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Following a general introduction, Professor Chandler has divided his subject into the usual parts: protozoa, helminths and arthropods. Under each section there is an introductory chapter followed by a systematic account of each group of human species. A number of groups are included which are not generally found in textbooks of animal parasitology. Thus, in the Protozoa there is a chapter on the spirochetes and sections on the rickettsias, the Bartonella-like forms and the filtrable viruses; and in the Helminths there is

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