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October 11, 1952

Textbook of Clinical Parasitology.

JAMA. 1952;150(6):624-625. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680060096043

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In a recent article (Science115:407 [April 18] 1952) Marston Bates remarked that "we rarely try to evaluate the (scientific) book in terms of how well it has succeeded in obtaining its objectives; we are ready to damn, but we are cautious with our praise." An attempt will be made to keep this criterion in mind in reviewing the second, greatly enlarged edition of Dr. Belding's well-known book on parasitology. The volume is comprehensive in its coverage of the animal parasites, including an introduction on general parasitology, and sections on Protozoa, Nemathelminthes, or roundworms, Cestoda, including the tapeworms, Trematoda, including the flukes, the Arthropoda, and technical methods for the diagnosis and treatment of parasitic infections. The sections are conveniently divided into major subdivisions, each of which constitutes a chapter. With few exceptions, classification of the organisms is that which is generally accepted by parasitologists.

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