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May 19, 1928

An Introduction to Medical Protozoology with Chapters on the Spirochætes and on Laboratory Methods.

JAMA. 1928;90(20):1657. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690470063039

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This was intended primarily as a textbook for students in the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine and is the outgrowth of a series of notes tested in several successive classes. The author has with due permission made direct, extensive and good use of the work of Wenyon, Dobell and Patton. In consequence, the book is well down to date, exhaustive to a fault, and both abundantly and well illustrated. However, one must wonder whether students in Calcutta can or will master such a voluminous work. Surely if they do, even in good part, they will go out to their work well prepared in this important field. The author's style is far removed from that of the conventional textbook and is likely to be distinctly attractive to students. He plows ahead in a colloquial, almost gossipy, fashion, covering the history of each topic, telling of the mistakes of workers and as

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