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
As the title of this little volume indicates, only human helminth infections are considered which are indigenous to Central Europe. After a brief consideration in part one of the phenomena of parasitism as it applies to worms, the effect of the helminths on the host, the parasitology laboratory, the laboratory and clinical diagnosis of the patient and anthelmintic medication, special attention is devoted in part two to the helminth parasites of man in Central Europe, although this is prefaced by a comprehensive tabular outline of all the described helminths of man and their geographical distribution, arranged according to the classifications of Braun (1925) and Faust (1930). Of the 124 human helminths listed only 24 are reported for Central Europe. Of these the important ones are Fasciola hepatica, Opisthorchis felineus, Diphyllobothrium latum, Hymenolepis nana, Taenia solium, Echinococcus granulosus (and E. alveolaris, which is differentiated from E. granulosus) Ancylostoma duodenale, Trichinella spiralis, Ascaris lumbricoides and Enterobius vermicularis, if the reviewer may judge on the basis of space devoted to these species.