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June 1922

HUMAN PARASITOLOGY.

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By Damaso Rivas. Philadelphia and London: W. B. Saunders Co., 1920.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1922;29(6):867. doi:10.1001/archinte.1922.00110060161011

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Abstract

This book is written primarily as a textbook of the animal forms parasitic in man, and while a large part is devoted to the classification and description of these parasites, the author has added brief chapters on certain phases of bacteriology, serology and laboratory diagnosis. These are not especially attractive, as they, in themselves, are sufficiently comprehensive to be considered in separate texts rather than as addenda to a textbook of the animal parasites of man.

The first chapters of the book deal with the historical features of animal parasitology, the relation of parasite to host and the effect of animal parasitism on a host. Descriptions of the parasitic forms are complete. The classification is strictly zoologic, and somewhat confusing, at least for the average physician. However, it is readily understood by those with a broad zoologic training, and the book, therefore, will appeal more to such physicians. The literature

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