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October 23, 1948

Laboratory Diagnosis of Protozoan Diseases

JAMA. 1948;138(8):622. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900080080031

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The second edition follows the original aim of the author to compile as complete a list as possible of the worth while laboratory methods for the diagnosis of protozoan infections of man. Consideration of each group of parasites is opened with a detailed account of the morphology and development in the human host. This necessary information reflects the fact that in practically all cases specific identification of the organism rests on morphologic criteria. In addition, the author has assembled and critically analyzed the various methods of collecting materials, staining, cultivation and carrying out serologic tests. At the end of the consideration of each group, a critique of diagnostic methods is given which includes a list of those of proved value. The author has achieved a remarkably thorough coverage of the subject, and the book will continue to be useful in all diagnostic laboratories dealing with the parasitic protozoa. The book

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