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April 25, 1931

Handbook of Protozoology.

JAMA. 1931;96(17):1428. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720430078029

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This is the outcome of a course on the subject given at the University of Illinois. There are thirty-three chapters, of which the first three give a brief outline of the general subjects of morphology, physiology and reproduction, and the remaining thirty chapters comprise a systematic review of the taxonomy and morphology of the various groups of protozoa. The book closes with an appendix on collection, cultivation and general methods of observation. Throughout, the author has limited his treatment to zoological subjects and has not dealt in detail with subjects of interest to medicine. Most of the forms considered are necessarily free-living, and although the parasites of man receive somewhat fuller treatment than most others, no species is given more than a few lines of text. The book will be of great value to teaching or research biologists, and to workers in parasitology it will be useful as an orientation

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