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June 5, 1926

A Manual of the Parasitic Protozoa of Man.

JAMA. 1926;86(23):1788. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670490050033

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Among workers in this country no one is better fitted by training and experience than Dr. Craig to write a useful, comprehensive and comprehensible work on the human parasitic protozoa. The friendly attitude with which one turns to an examination of the book is abundantly confirmed by its contents. The generous volume proves to be a mine of valuable information. One can hardly overemphasize today the importance of protozoan parasites in human medicine. The parasites of malarial fevers, amebic dysentery, trypanosomiasis, kala-azar, and various other even more recently discovered forms are recognized generally as among the most important causes of human disease. Yet it is hardly a generation since the epoch-making discoveries concerning the malarial organism and its transmission were announced, and at that time even the names of other organisms were mentioned rarely, if at all, in works on medicine. The extreme newness of the field makes it all

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