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August 1970

Basic Clinical Parasitology,

Author Affiliations

Jackson, Miss

Arch Intern Med. 1970;126(2):337-338. doi:10.1001/archinte.1970.00310080143031

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The clinical parasitology text, designed for medical student and practicing physician, meets the author's objectives quite well. Emphasis is placed on pathology, symptomatology, diagnosis, and prevention of various parasitic diseases. Therapy is handled briefly, and only established methods of treatment are presented. A number of chemotherapeutic agents accepted in foreigh countries, but still not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, are listed.

From the standpoint of preventive medicine, life cycles are presented pictorially. Illustrations are quite profuse and most useful, although to keep this volume reasonably priced almost all are black and white and rather small in size.

The student is provided with a list of more extensive texts for reference. Bibliographies were omitted for brevity and economy. A notable through small omission is the failure to list the Anopheles balabacensus as an important vector in the transmission of malaria in Southeast Asia. This thorough and up to date

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