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April 1943

Medical Parasitology

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;47(4):612. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01500220150018

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It could scarcely be expected that a general treatise on parasitology confined to 285 pages would be adequate for the needs of the dermatologist. Not alone are the clinical features too sketchy, but the data on the parasites themselves are far less complete than those in newer dermatologic texts. The index is sketchy too; for example, "scabies" does not appear in it, and "hookworm" carries the reader only to an incidental reference to that subject. It is true that most of the newer dermatologic subjects have been included, such as schistosomiasis, but such a curious condition as Notoedres infestation in man (page 247) is not amplified for the reader by a reference in the literature. In short, for the dermatologist the text can serve only as a setting for the animal parasites in which he is particularly interested.

The photographic illustrations are excellent, and some of them depict features that

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