By David L. Belding, M.D., Professor of Bacteriology and Experimental Pathology, Boston University School of Medicine; Member of Staff of Evans Memorial, Massachusetts Memorial Hospitals. Pp. i–xxi, 1–888. D. Appleton-Century Company, New York, 1942
This book is the outgrowth of a planographed Manual of Human Parasitology used in the author's classes at the Boston University School of Medicine. The format is most pleasing. A section on general parasitology is followed by sections devoted to the protozoa, the helminths and the arthropods. Notes on technical methods for the diagnosis and treatment of parasitic infections and a bibliography complete the volume. References to sources for statements of fact appear as footnotes to the page on which the quotation is made, while references of general interest are assembled at the ends of chapters. Numerous tables, charts and diagrams are used, their number greater than in other text books in this field known to the reviewer.
The author has succeeded in writing a well-organized text for the use of undergraduate medical students. Students of this type will particularly appreciate the tabular and diagrammatic presentation of material and the forthright style.