by A. Trevor Willis, M.D., B.S. (Melb.), Ph.D. (Leeds), M.C.Path., M.C.P.A., Reader in Microbiology, Monash University, formerly Lecturer in Bacteriology, University of Leeds. xiv + 234 pages, illustrated, second edition. Butterworth Inc., Washington. 1965. $8.50
The best method of getting a correct picture of the relation of the malarial parasites to the red blood cells is by fixing fresh blood, sectioning it very thin, and studying cross sections of the red blood cells which are parasitized. This has been done with the organisms of avian and human malaria, Plasmodium praecox and Plasmodium vivax respectively, and the parasites have been found invariably to be intracellular. The other species of plasmodia of man have not been available.
The writer wishes to express his appreciation to Dr. Robert Hegner under whose direction this work was carried out.