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November 3, 1923

Laboratory Studies in Tropical Medicine.

JAMA. 1923;81(18):1552. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650180070040

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This laboratory manual is detailed, is generally accurate, and in the main keeps abreast of current progress. While some of the directions concern very simple and elementary laboratory manipulation, it must be remembered that such a book may perhaps be the sole resource of workers in remote parts of the world, and that it may have to be relied on by men variously trained in animal parasitology, in protozoology or in bacteriology. One can, of course, find omissions or points to which exception may be made. Bile salt broth is recommended for the isolation of Bacillus coli in water examination. Advantage has not been taken of recent work on the parasites of hookworm disease. Mosquito larvae are not adequately illustrated—there is a fearsome picture of a larval head on page 497. Nomenclature is not always in accord with the recent pronouncements of systematists—for example, in the retention of the generic

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