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July 4, 1936

A Guide to Human Parasitology for Medical Practitioners

JAMA. 1936;107(1):70. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770270072038

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The second edition of this primer is in itself an index of the success of the original volume, which appeared in 1931. The guide is a brief but comprehensive outline covering the general field of medical parasitology, the spirochetes, the human protozoa and helminths and the problem of myiasis. In addition there are short chapters on the microscope, the technic for diagnosis, a list of necessary reagents and apparatus and a list (entirely too short) of the more important comprehensive textbooks and manuals on the subject. Likewise there are tables listing the geographic distribution of the human helminths, the sources of infection for several of the parasites, intermediate stages and hosts of the organisms, and a summary diagnostic table. One page contains a pictorial representation of the eggs of helminths and sixteen pages are devoted to diagrammatic representations of the life cycles of the more important animal parasites. For each

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