Volume 12, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Boy: Daddy, what is a par-a-site?

Father: A parasite? That's simple. It is an organism that lives in or on, and at the expense of, another organism.

Boy: W-H-Y, daddy?

This is the question W. P. Rogers does his best to answer in . But he isn't successful. Despite the fact that this book is by one of the ablest students of the physiology of parasites, and despite his discriminating examination of what is in the record of observation and experiment on the question as of now, Prof. Rogers decides “there is no satisfactory explanation, in physiological terms, for the parasitic habits of any animal parasite.” Let the remark not lead an inquirer astray. The volume is an extraordinary store-house of information on the known facts of life of parasites, and the degree of understanding such facts presently allow.

The author divides his presentation into four major parts.


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