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April 21, 1945

Introduction to Parasitology with Special Reference to the Parasites of Man

JAMA. 1945;127(16):1086. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860160062032

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Abstract

As in the previous edition, this book presents in a readable form a comprehensive account of the wide field of parasitology, with particular reference to the protozoan, helminth and arthropod parasites of medical importance. The biologic aspects of the parasites of man, such as life cycle, epidemiology, pathogenicity and prevention of infection, are stressed. Detail on morphology and taxonomy is restricted to a minimum. Many of the advances in parasitology which have occurred during the last four years are incorporated in this edition. Because of the interesting style in which the book is written, it offers a pleasant, as well as reliable, introduction to a knowledge of parasites and insect vectors of disease, essential for an understanding of parasitic and insect borne infections. The book should continue to receive the wide acceptance as a textbook for collegiate instruction in the subject which its predecessors enjoyed.

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