January 1940

A Guide to Human Parasitology for Medical Practitioners.

Author Affiliations

By D. B. Blacklock, M.D. (Edinburgh); D.P.H. (London); D.T.M. (Liverpool), Professor of Tropical Hygiene, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool, formerly Professor of Parasitology, and Director of the Sir Alfred Lewis Jones Laboratory, Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa; and T. Southwell, D.Sc., Ph.D., A.R.C.Sc., F.Z.S., F.R.S.E., Walter Myers Lecturer in Parasitology, School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool; formerly Director of Fisheries to the Governments of Bengal and Bihar and Orissa; Scientific Advisor and Inspector of Pearl Banks to the Ceylon Company of Pearl Fishers, and Honorary Assistant, Zoological Survey of India. Third edition. Price, $4. Two colored plates and 122 illustrations. Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1938.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;65(1):217-218. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190070227019

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This volume has been prepared for ready reference on the subject of human parasitology by the practicing physician. This purpose it fulfils admirably. As is inevitable when so broad a subject is to be presented in one small volume, a rather limited consideration must be given to each subject. A few minor omissions might have been made to allow more space for the subject in hand. It would seem hardly necessary in a book prepared for physicians to waste space on a chapter devoted to the care and use of the microscope or to include even an abbreviated consideration of blood examination. Also the group of spiro chaetacia should have been left to the bacteriologist. This space could have been used advantageously in expanding a valuable text on the subject of animal parasites.

A bibliography which would include not only the larger texts but detailed references to the special subject

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