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January 29, 1955

Lehrbuch der Parasitologie unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Parasiten des Menschen

JAMA. 1955;157(5):481. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950220075035

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Students of medical parasitology have awaited with interest the publication of this volume, the first new comprehensive German text on the subject for nearly a half century. The author has attempted to develop "a synthesis between biological and medical interests in parasitology," rather than to furnish encyclopedic information in protozoology, helminthology, or entomology, subjects that have been included by other workers in more pretentious systems of zoology and medicine. The book emphasizes host-parasite relationships and the life cycles of the parasites to provide a better understanding of the pathological picture and the methods of propagation of the parasites. It is divided into sections on general and specialized parasitology. In the first part terms are briefly defined, the importance of the subject in German economy is presented, host-parasite relationship is discussed in general terms, and a concluding topic on man and his parasites is given. The specialized section takes up groups

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