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August 17, 1918

Animal Parasites and Human Disease.

JAMA. 1918;71(7):594. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600330092029

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In this work the rôle played by animal parasites in causing disease in man, either by direct invasion of the human host, or indirectly by serving as the carriers of the morbific agent, is clearly set forth. The author is a teacher of zoology, and naturally he lays special emphasis on the structure and biologic features of these animal parasites. The more strictly medicalaspects, such as the clinical feature of the disease, the finer details of diagnosis, are often rather scantily treated. In the strict sense, therefore, it cannot be regarded as a textbook of medicine, nor is it the author's intention that it should be so regarded. He clearly states this in the preface. In a word, the book is more or less popular in character. Viewed from this standpoint, it may be commended. Information has been compiled from various sources and is presented in an orderly, readable style.

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