Volume 13, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


According to the author, this book has been written for medical students and practicing physicians. In keeping with the present trend in medical education in the United States, which favors a reduction in the number of detailed facts presented to the student, this small volume provides a very superficial treatment of medically important parasites and the diseases they cause or transmit. While it is recognized that an increasing number of subjects have been demanding a more prominent place in the medical curriculum, the extent to which instruction in parasitology has become abridged, in some instances almost to the point of non-existence, is not commensurate with its importance. An abridged text of this type may tend to encourage this trend. One of the stated aims of this book is to assist the medical student and the practicing physician in arriving at priority judgments in the field of parasitic diseases.Presentations involving a limited number of unqualified facts are welcomed by the medical student, and they do make it easy for the practicing physician to arrive at priority judgments, but a priority judgment that is based upon incomplete information is not necessarily the correct one.


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