By P. B. Bhattacharya. Second Edition. Revised, Re-written, Enlarged and Brought Up to Date. By J. C. Banerjea, M.B. (Cal.), M.R.C.P. (Lond.) and P. B. Bhattacharya, M.B., D.T.M. (Cal.). Bengal Medical Service, Upper. Pp. I–X. 1–413. U. N Dhur & Co., Calcutta. 1938
by George Cheever Shattuck, M.D., Professor of Tropical Medicine, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School and School of Public Health. 803 pp., illustrated. Cloth. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Ind. 1951. Price $10.00
Traité de Zoologie. Anatomie, Systématique, Biologie. Tome I, Fascicule II, Protozoaires: Rhizopodes, Actinopodes, Sporozoaires, Cnidosporidies
Publié sous la direction de M. Pierre-P. Grassé, Membre de l'Institut, Professeur à la Sorbonne (Paris), avec 9 collaborateurs. 1,160 pp. 883 illustrations, 2 in color. Paris (6°): Masson & Cie., 120 Boul. Saint-Germain. 1953. Price: paper, 9,215 fr.; boards, 9,935 fr
The publication under review is bound separately as the second part of Volume I of a comprehensive system of zoölogy prepared by a large group of distinguished French investigators. The work as a whole and in each division of the Animal Kingdom is designed to include anatomic, systematic and biologic data. Part I of Volume I provides a general introduction, a special introduction to the protozoa and a consideration of the flagellate protozoa. Part II of Volume I presents the super-classes Rhizopoda, Actinopoda, Sporozoa and Cnidosporidia. Volume II (in preparation) will consider the Ciliata and “the cell.”
The Rhizopoda are divided into three classes, Lobosa, Filosa and Granulo-reticulosa (based on the classification of De Saedeleer, 1934), although it is admitted by the editor-in-chief that these groupings, particularly the third one, are not wholly satisfactory. The Lobosa comprehend the Amoebaea, which have a naked protoplast, and the Testacealobosa, which are provided with a theca or shell.