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October 18, 1965

Microscopic Diagnosis of the Parasites of Man

Author Affiliations

Coral Gables, Fla

JAMA. 1965;194(3):316. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090160094051

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Designed primarily for the laboratory technician in diagnostic parasitology but useful as well to the practicing physician confronted with parasitological problems, this book is timely. The jet age with its rapid dispersal of people over the globe has brought the problems of diagnostic parasitology to every laboratory of every clime. Most texts of parasitology, however useful to the academician and physician, frequently fail to meet the needs of the laboratory worker who must isolate and identify the parasites and face the associated problems and pitfalls.

The author has successfully presented, in clear and detailed form, the facts and artifacts of microscopical diagnosis of the parasitic diseases in man. Though experienced parasitologists might disagree on some esoteric details emphasized by the author, the presentation of several points of view leaves the technician free to explore for himself the efficacy of the methods involved. Omissions are few, the most glaring being the

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