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July 19, 1958

Diagnostic Medical Parasitology

JAMA. 1958;167(12):1571. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990290125028

Interest in medical parasitology was greatly heightened during and immediately after World War II and has been sustained by an ever-increasing volume of travel to and from all parts of the world. The appearance, therefore, of this combination of textbook and laboratory manual is most timely. Stripped to bare essentials, it was designed primarily for medical students to be used either when parasitology is presented as an independent subject or when it is integrated into courses in which various infectious agents are considered in relation to organ systems. It should be of great value also in training laboratory technologists. After a brief introduction the authors discuss host relations; stool examinations; intestinal protozoa and helminths; parasites of the blood, genitourinary tract, and tissues; arthropods; pseudoparasites; special diagnostic methods; and stains. The chapter on pseudoparasites and pitfalls should be particularly rewarding to the student. The drawings and photographs are excellent, and those

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