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December 18, 1926

Protozoology: A Manual for Medical Men, Veterinarians and Zoologists. In two volumes.

JAMA. 1926;87(25):2116-2117. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680250074042

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Although this treatise gives a comprehensive treatment of the entire field of protozoology, it is designed especially with medical and veterinary interests in mind. All the parasitic forms are considered in detail, but by far the greatest emphasis is placed on those species which infect man and animals. The free-living species are discussed briefly with the exception of the coprozoic forms which, because they are sometimes confused with true parasites, require a more extended exposition.

There are six parts. The first, a general description of the protozoa, consists of 152 pages and deals with such questions as organization, division, syngamy, endomixis, life cycles, physiology, immunity and action of therapeutic drugs. One of the few criticisms that can be made, and this is a matter of opinion, is that this section is entirely too brief in relation to the other sections of the book. Thus, the section on immunity, which is

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