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December 26, 1953

Synopsis of Medical Parasitology

JAMA. 1953;153(17):1595. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940340097030

This book is perhaps the first of its kind to be published. It can best be described as a reference manual for the laboratory identification of parasites found in human beings. The subject matter is divided into 31 chapters according to the particular genus, species, or form of each parasite. Each chapter includes a brief discussion of the specified phase of the subject, a list of pertinent references, and a series of drawings to illustrate the morphology of the parasite and its life cycle. The illustrations constitute the most important feature of the book and consist of uncolored reproductions from structurally precise scale drawings showing the microscopic anatomy of the various cyclic forms as they are known to occur in man, vector, and intermediate or definitive host. The external appearance of certain insects or animals involved as vectors, intermediates, or hosts is also illustrated. The illustrations of parasites are carefully

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