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November 1952

A Manual of Parasitology for Medical Students and Beginners.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1952;90(5):726-727. doi:10.1001/archinte.1952.00240110152017

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This manual is well plannned for use by those for whom it was written, medical students and beginners in the study of parasitology. It is not a lengthy and exhaustive study of the subject, nor is it a good reference book. It is, rather, a brief and limited study of a few aspects of the science. The author considers only those organisms which are of medical significance, either as causative agents of disease or as nonpathogens requiring differentiation from the former. He concentrates on the morphology and life cycle, with emphasis on their differential aspects. There is essentially no discussion on the clinical aspects of parasitic infections.

The book is clearly written, with drawings of the parasites in their various stages of maturity. A section on diagnostic methods is included, with a discussion of smear and staining technique and of the serological tests that may be used.

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