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June 13, 1936

Introduction to Human Parasitology

JAMA. 1936;106(24):2097. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770240061036

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Several features recommend the new edition of Chandler's Human Parasitology: it is as readable as former editions, especially for the nonparasitologist; it brings the subject to date, including in its pages progress in numerous fields during the last six years; it is useful as a ready reference for the physician in supplementing his knowledge concerning the numerous diseases ordinarily confined to the tropics but which appear with alarming frequency in temperate zones. The book is divided in three parts: protozoa, helminthology and arthropods. In the first part items of interest to the physician are syphilis and other spirochetal diseases, amebiasis and malaria; the second part is devoted to the worms, including especially tapeworms, hookworms and their allies, and trichinae; the last part presents methods by which mosquitoes, flies, fleas, ticks and the other arthropods may be recognized, and means for their destruction. The last chapter is devoted to fly maggots

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