March 1912

The Parasitic Amebas of Man.

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By Charles F. Craig, M.D., Captain, Medical Corps United States Army. From the Bacteriologic Laboratory of the Army Medical School, Washington, D. C., and the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, New York. Cloth. Price, $2.50. Pp. 253. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1911.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1912;IX(3):400. doi:10.1001/archinte.1912.00060150129007

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Captain Craig is well known as one of the most persistent, as well as accomplished, students of intestinal amebas. He was the first to confirm the important discovery of Schaudinn. By reason of his assignments to the most important stations in the United States and its territorial possessions, he has been able to study intestinal amebas under peculiarly favorable conditions and his accuracy as an observer, combined with his great technical skill, have given him exceptional advantages. A book on the subject by him must, therefore, be a matter of more than ordinary interest. Careful study of the work named above shows that the result is highly satisfactory. Captain Craig has given us a full and concise account of amebas in their various relations. He begins with a brief but adequate historical sketch, the salient features of which are the facts that intestinal amebas have been known for just

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