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July 1964

Craig and Faust's Clinical Parasitology

Arch Dermatol. 1964;90(1):136. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01600010142043

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The first edition of this text appeared in 1937. The fact that this seventh (1964) edition also culminates a series of 17 printings attests its well-established stature in the field.

As in previous editions, the volume is divided into logical sections; the first is in the nature of a general introduction which, for the only partially initiated, provides instructive and fascinating reading, though obviously the material probably will not apply in tomorrow's dermatologic practice. Such basic subjects as parasite metabolism, influences of climate and geography, host-parasite relationship are treated in this section in an adequate fashion without becoming so involved as to bore the nonexpert.

Sections II (protozoa), III (helminths) and IV (arthropods) initially introduce the reader to basic considerations of the group of parasites or vectors and follows this with chapters detailing the various varmints, their exotic and often revolting habits and their influence in the lack of good

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