Book Reviews
September 1942

Textbook of Clinical Parasitology

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By Clifford L. Belding, M.D. Price, $8.50. Pp. 890, with 1356 illustrations on 279 figures. New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc., 1942.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;64(3):573. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010090175020

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The author's experience gleaned during years of teaching parasitology has been of invaluable aid in the preparation of this book. The organization of the text and the wealth of diagrams, drawings and summarizing tables bear witness to the years of effort that preceded the writing of this volume. The author has culled and edited pertinent literature from thousands of sources, including the most recent contributions in the field.

The first section of the book deals with the concepts of parasitology and serves to acquaint the novice with the fundamentals of this science. The last section is devoted to methods of diagnosis peculiar to parasitology and to drugs that have been shown to be valuable against parasitic infections and includes the complete technic of their uses.

The remainder of the book is devoted to discussions of the specific parasitisms of man. Each parasite is fully described, and then the author discusses

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