Pathology of Protozoal and Helminthic Diseases with Clinical Correlation

ed. by Raúl A. Marcial-Rojas, Chairman, Department of Pathology, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. xvii + 1010 pages, illustrated. Williams and Wilkins Company, 428 E. Preston Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. 1971. $65.00

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Those interested in tropical medicine, general pathology and parasitology will want to have this book close at hand. Those who encounter parasitic diseases in their practice, teach about or personally study parasitic disease will find it essential and well worth the $65 price.

The enormous task of putting 58 chapters on different diseases by 52 contributors into a single volume has been admirably handled by Dr. Marcial-Rojas. Although he has not, and certainly could not, stamp the book with uniformity of chapter organization and style with such a variety of material, with few exceptions the reader finds an introduction giving the history of our knowledge of the disease and its epidemiology, a section on life cycle and parasite morphology, the bulk of the chapter on pathology-pathogenesis-clinical manifestations and correlation and some discussion of more recent additions to our knowledge of the disease. The bent of the authors of some chapters is easily recognizable and lends to the strength of the volume.