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November 6, 1926

Animal Parasites and Human Disease.

JAMA. 1926;87(19):1580. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680190056034

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Since 1918 this book has passed into the third edition, and its author has moved from Texas to the School of Tropical Medicine, Calcutta, India, where he has taken charge of the hookworm research laboratory. The book has therefore been revised in the midst of those diseases which are caused by animal parasites. The chapter on hookworm is a discussion of the recent progress in the treatment of hookworm infections; the chapter on flukes has been revised; there is an account of the new remedies for the treatment of kala-azar, trypanosomiasis and amebic dysentery. It is said that in Charleston, S. C., the rats, as well as man, suffer from amebic dysentery, and that there are indications that the rat infection is identical with the infection in man. It appears, therefore, that rats in South Carolina at least should be considered a factor in the spread of amebic dysentery among

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