By Charles Franklin Craig, M.D., M.A. (Hon.), F.A.C.S., F.A.C.P., Col., U. S. Army (Retired), D.S.M., Professor of Tropical Medicine in The Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana and Ernest Carroll Faust, M.A., Ph.D., Professor of Parasitology in the Department of Tropical Medicine, The Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana. Octavo, 733 pages, illustrated with 243 engravings. Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia, Pa
In mice with acute Schistosoma mansoni infection lipoid depletion was found in the zona fasciculata of the adrenal cortex without any other major histological alterations of the adrenals. Schistosomiasis did not influence the weight of the adrenals, or the cortisol level of the blood serum as determined by radioimmunoassay. The changes in morphology and function of the ovaries in the same infected animals reported earlier point to the vulnerability of the gonads in schistosomiasis mansoni, which may be a consequence of partial hypopituitarism.
Present address: Provincial Institute of Hygiene, Nationalestraat 155, B-2000, Antwerp, Belgium.