Patterns in Medical Parasitology

2nd Edition, by Haig H. Najarian. 168 pages, illustrated. Robert E. Krieger Publishing Company, Inc., P. O. Box 9542, Melbourne, FL 32901. 1982. $14.50

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  • Department of Microbiology University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77550
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This book is very similar to the original 1967 edition entitled Textbook of Medical Parasitology. As in the earlier edition the avowed purpose of this attractive, hardcover, 156-page book is to provide a concise account of medical parasitology that corresponds to the time allotted the field in most medical curricula. Therefore it is quite superficial in many aspects but does provide much of the basic information that medical students are expected to learn during their initial contact with medical parasitology. This book could serve as a useful supplement for those courses in medical microbiology, pathology, or medicine whose texts are deficient in parasitology.

After a brief introductory chapter on the various groups of parasites, the text is divided into chapters dealing with Intestinal Parasites, Vascular and Tissue Parasites, Genitourinary Parasites, and Arthropods and Venomous Animals. A final chapter follows on Diagnosis plate and Treatment. Illustrations used include a good color