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March 12, 1955

Animal Agents and Vectors of Human Disease

JAMA. 1955;157(11):976. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950280100046

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This first edition aims at a broad coverage of the cause, epidemiology, pathogenesis, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and control of the diseases discussed. It should be of use to the zoologist, epidemiologist, pathologist, clinician, clinical laboratory technician, and public health worker. Several valuable synopses are presented in tabular form in the section on general orientation. This section is followed by sections on protozoa, roundworms, tapeworms, flukes, arthropods, and other animal forms. The final section is devoted to technical aids. Each chapter has a summary and a list of pertinent references. The book is well illustrated, many of the drawings being by the author. One of the illustrations of amebas is in color. It would have added to the value of the text if the plates of malarial plasmodia had also been in color. Although the author usually uses the generic names of drugs giving the proprietary names in parentheses, he has

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