July 1972

Medical Parasitology.

Author Affiliations

Madison, Wis


By J Walter Beck, MS, PhD, and Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, MD, DCMT. Price, $10.75. Pp 210, with 150 illustrations. CV Mosby Co, 3207 Washington Blvd, St. Louis 63103, 1971.

Arch Intern Med. 1972;130(1):156. doi:10.1001/archinte.1972.03650010134042

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Although this book is entitled an "introduction" it is more a concise review of the medically important protozoa, worms, and arthropods. These subject areas are covered by brief descriptions of life cycles, morphology, epidemiology and, in many cases, the clinical diagnostic, pathologic, and therapeutic aspects of the disease. The text is well organized and well written, and the illustrations are helpful although highly diagrammatic. This book should be valuable to those in medicine who every now and then need a quick and easy refresher on the many bugs, worms, and insects that plague man.

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