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June 12, 1937

Control of Animal Parasites: General Principles and Their Application

JAMA. 1937;108(24):2069. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780240061033

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Abstract

This is a book of biologic strategy, a phase of scientific activity all too little developed in both instruction and practice in applied biology and medicine. The author treats, as a problem of attack along the lines of well established military principles, the control of parasites in domesticated animals and in man in instances, such as trichinosis, in which man is or may be involved as one of the facultative or obligatory hosts. Diagrams present in visual form all the factors involved in the problems of control. Life histories are lines of communication between infested and susceptible host animals. The weapons available for direct attack on the parasite, on its lines of communication and on its reservoir hosts are brought out of the arsenal. Such a presentation is especially valuable to the physician and the veterinarian in showing the part each of these plays in the campaign for the relief

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