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June 28, 1952

The Zoology of Tapeworms

JAMA. 1952;149(9):905. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930260107035

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This is the most comprehensive study of tapeworms that has ever been published in a single volume. It represents the major research activities of Professor Wardle over a period of two decades, during which time he has become recognized as an outstanding investigator in the field. The book is divided into two parts; the first is concerned with the morphological, ecologic, and physiological characteristics of tapeworms as a group, and the second is devoted to a relatively exhaustive, systematic classification of this class of flatworms by orders, families, genera, and, in many instances, species. Although the subject is highly technical, the style is unusually lucid, so that the data are readily understood; much of the data in part 1 will be of interest to the comparative physiologist, and some of it, particularly that which concerns the host-parasite relations of tapeworms in man, will be of value to the physician in

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