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January 9, 1943

Introduction to Parasitology

JAMA. 1943;121(2):159. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840020067026

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In the brief confines of this book the author has surveyed the field of parasitology from protozoa to bats. The book is intended as a reference work for college students to be used in conjunction with lectures and laboratory work. Emphasis is placed on parasites that infest man, however, and whole chapters are devoted to malaria and hookworm. The medical technologist will find detailed instructions for many procedures of laboratory diagnosis. At the end of some of the chapters is a brief paragraph outlining medical treatment. On the whole these are satisfactory for the purpose intended, although there are a few instances in which a proprietary preparation has been mentioned, such as stovarsol for ciliate infestations instead of the chemical name acetarsone. The final chapter is devoted to instructions for the collection and care of parasites for laboratory collections. The book is recommended for persons desiring a synopsis of parasitology.

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