Amebiasis and Amebic Dysentery

By Charles F. Craig, M.D., M.A. (Hon. Yale), F.A.C.P., F.A.C.S., Colonel United States Army, Retired, D.S.M. Pp. i–viii, 1–315, 54 illustrations. Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, Illinois, and Baltimore, Maryland, 1934

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This monograph, by an author who is generally recognised as one of the world authorities on amebiasis, meets a very pressing need on the part of the medical profession and medical laboratory workers. The epidemic of amebic dysentery in Chicago in 1933 emphasized the general lack of knowledge of this important subject and created a demand for an authoritative treatise which would present both the scientific and practical aspects of amebiasis. This, Colonel Craig has accomplished in a manner which will make his work a classic contribution to medical literature. He has drawn from a wide personal experience and from an exhaustive survey of the literature in presenting the best and latest views on all phases of the subject.

The book is divided into twelve chapters dealing with the history, geographical distribution, etiology, epidemiology, pathology, symptomatology, complications, clinical and laboratory diagnosis, prognosis, prophylaxis and treatment of amebiasis and amebic dysentery.