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December 28, 1964

Basic Clinical Parasitology

JAMA. 1964;190(13):1138-1139. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070260050028

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The second edition of Basic Clinical Parasitology reflects to a marked degree the touch of the senior author, who has apparently taken over the editing of Belding's text. The first edition was an abridged version of the well-known Textbook of Clinical Parasitology by Belding. Whereas it was a superb literary accomplishment, a feeling remained that the transition from the author's larger text to a "basic" book was not fully accomplished. Perhaps this is best achieved by another, for Brown has succeeded in making this transition rather well. Condensation by approximately 150 pages has resulted in an improved text, though such omissions as that of the formalin-ether concentration technique, for example, seem in error. Many line drawings have been simplified and life cycles made more readily understandable. The use of more photographs of clinical material has enhanced the value and interest for medical students and for physicians not likely to come

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