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May 15, 1926

The Nematode Parasites of Vertebrates.

JAMA. 1926;86(20):1573. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670460081030

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In the sixty years since the appearance of Schneider's monograph, the fragmentary and scattered contributions on the roundworms, of which there have appeared a very large number, have been in need of interpretation and correction. In the closely printed pages of this book are compressed a synopsis of the eight superfamilies recognized by the authors, a record of inadequately known and hence entirely unclassifiable genera, several briefer valuable lists, full indexes of generic and specific names, and finally a list of 684 articles cited in the text. The synopsis, which covers about 440 pages of the book, gives a succinct description of all known genera, including some that were necessitated by the work itself. The illustrations include more than a thousand sketches, most of which are new and all of which are good. To enter here into a critical analysis of results so extensive is impossible. That the details will

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