Book Reviews
May 1948

Kompendium der parasitischen Würmer im Menschen.

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By Hans A. Kreis, M.D. Price, 10 Swiss fr. Pp. 136, with 70 illustrations. Basel: Benno Schwabe & Company, 1947.

Am J Dis Child. 1948;75(5):774-775. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030020791030

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Kreis has written a well arranged treatise on intestinal parasites in man. The presentation is clear even though slightly burdened by material unusual in a consideration of this subject.

The book has four main divisions: (1) a section on the structure and life cycle of helminths, pathologic changes observed in man and general remarks concerning therapy and prophylaxis, (2) a section on diagnosis of helminthiasis, (3) a special section considering the distribution, pathologic process, therapy and prophylaxis in relation to each parasite and (4) a final section dealing with the synonyms of each parasite and a tabular recapitulation of the important data presented in sections 1 and 2.

While it would be difficult for the clinician to read this book in its entirety, it should prove most valuable for frequent reference.

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