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May 26, 1951

Parasitic Infections in Man.

JAMA. 1951;146(4):413. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670040113044

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The editor of this book is chairman of the section on microbiology. The symposium consists of a series of papers by 14 authorities, which are separated into chapters. These cover significant developments in the knowledge of the common parasitic diseases in man: malaria, blood flagellates, amebiasis, intestinal helminths and schistosomiasis. The introductory lecture emphasizes the economic and political aspects of human parasitism. Immunologic diagnosis and immunity to parasitic infections are separately discussed. Also of interest is the report of significant findings in the life cycle of malarial parasites. Evaluation of amebicides and the status of antimalarial drugs, which are presented, will be of special interest to physicians in both epidemic and endemic areas of these infections. Clinicians working in parasitology or in tropical medicine will find this book of value for a quick review of current developments and the direction of future investigations of the subject. The usefulness of the

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