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October 20, 1956

Medical Parasitology for Medical Students and Practicing Physicians

JAMA. 1956;162(8):846. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970250146023

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This book is intended for the use of medical students and practicing physicians. The material is presented from the medical point of view to provide the information necessary for understanding of parasitic diseases. The introduction gives a list of common technical terms used in the text, with a concise definition of each term. A classification of parasites and the classes of the animal kingdom containing medically important parasites is also found in the introduction. The book covers the material in this classification in a clear and informative way. Specific treatment is dealt with in a separate chapter, with the subject well-outlined and the dosage, efficiency, and toxicity of the drugs given. A synopsis of the entire book covers about 20 pages. The final chapter gives techniques for laboratory diagnosis. A fine vocabulary of technical terms and an index conclude the book. This is a well-written and well-illustrated book that fulfills

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