Charles Franklin Craig, M.D., M.A. (Hon.), Sc.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.P., Colonel, United States Army (Retired), D.S.M., Formerly Director, Army Medical School, and Assistant Commandant, Army Medical Center, Washington, D. C.; Emeritus Professor of Tropical Medicine in the Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Ernest Carroll Faust, M.A., Ph.D., Professor of Parasitology in the Department of Tropical Medicine, Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana; Consultant to the Secretary of War, Army Epidemiologic Board on Epidemic and Tropical Diseases; Consultant, U. S. Public Health Service; Honorary Consultant, Army Medical Library; Fourth Edition, Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia, Pa. 1945
One reads successive editions of Craig and Faust's “Clinical Parasitology” with increasing respect for its authority. Unfailing in reliability, profound in scholarship, exact and painstaking in detail, the book is a monument to the scientific attainments of the authors and to their creative energy.
The new edition has been expanded by more than one hundred pages but the use of lighter paper has permitted this increase in material without increase in bulk. Twenty-one new figures have been added. As in the previous edition, the book is divided into six parts which, following a general introduction, deal in turn with protozoa and protozoan infections, helminths and helminthic infections, arthropods and human disease, technical procedures and references. A new chapter on the geographic distribution of parasitic infections appears in the general introduction. Much fresh material and new sections on pathogenesis are found in the accounts of the various parasitic and arthropod-transmitted diseases.