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November 1939

Parasitology, with Special Reference to Man and Domestic Animals.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1939;64(5):1130. doi:10.1001/archinte.1939.00190050236016

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This text is a revised edition of "Animal Parasitology" (1929) written by Hegner, Root and Augustine. The text, over 700 pages, consists of an introductory chapter on parasitism, a section of fifteen chapters on protozoology by Robert Hegner, a section of sixteen chapters on helminthology by Donald Augustine and a section of twenty-two chapters on the arthropods of parasitologic importance by the late Francis Root, revised by Clay Huff. The text has been revised for the use of students in colleges, universities, medical schools and schools of hygiene, public health and tropical medicine.

In most instances the material contained in this treatise is accurate. In an attempt to include information with regard to the less important parasites the authors have neglected the more important phases of parasitology. This is especially noticeable in the chapter on amebas. Seven pages have been devoted to the amebas of lower animals and seven pages

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