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Introduction to Parasitology, with Special Reference to the Parasites of Man

Lawrence C. Parish
JAMA. 1961;178(3):356-357. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040420096041.
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The field of parasitology is far from being one of the more popular subjects to confront the embryo physician. This volume, now in its 10th edition, does an excellent job of making the study of tropical medicine much more pleasant.

A definite asset of the text is the comprehensive and integrated approach to the entire field. Clarity of style and avoidance of the dictionary format are to be commended. Although the main emphasis is placed upon those organisms mainly parasitic to man, the more important animal parasites are also given attention. The life cycles and descriptions of the various organisms are as well done as can be found in any contemporary text.

The concerted effort to modernize the text is reflected in the epidemiologic emphasis. Noticeable changes from the last edition, published in 1955, include extensive rewriting of the chapters on echinococcosis and the filaria, sections that may be somewhat


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