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August 21, 1937

Précis de parasitologie

JAMA. 1937;109(8):612-613. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780340068028

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No book on human parasitology since the days of Leuckart's pioneer work Die menschlichen Parasiten und die von ihnen herruhrenden Krankheiten (1863) has so ably supplied medical needs, filled so large a place in this specialized science, gone through so many editions or so completely kept down to date in this rapidly expanding field as has Brumpt's Précis de parasitologie, now in its fifth edition, more than twice the size of the fourth (1927). The grounds for this popularity are diverse. The most important among them is the direct application of the author's treatment to medical needs. In all cases in which clinically important parasites are discussed, and knowledge permits, the discussion includes not only morphology, classification and life history but also diagnosis, pathology, treatment, prognosis and prophylaxis. A second reason is the inclusiveness of the work, which covers all known parasitic infections of man except bacterial and virus. It

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