July 10, 1954


JAMA. 1954;155(11):1019. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690290069033

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This monograph, although written by a parasitologist, covers the clinical and public health aspects of amebiasis. A summary is given at the end of each chapter and a bibliography at the end of the book. The author urges the incorporation of preventive measures in public health programs because amebiasis is widespread and insidious, but he also warns against amebaphobia. He believes that with a proper approach the disease can be brought under control. All the new therapeutic agents are evaluated. The author wisely makes no claims for amebacidal properties in antibiotics but states that they may aid in controlling secondary bacterial infection in patients suffering from amebiasis. The author and subject indexes seem to be complete. This book should be of value as a quick reference on any phase of the subject discussed.

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