By Hans A. Kreis, M.D. Price, 10 Swiss fr. Pp. 136, with 70 illustrations. Basel: Benno Schwabe & Company, 1947.
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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.
Kompendium der parasitischen Würmer im Menschen.. Am J Dis Child. 1948;75(5):774-775. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030020791030