Atlas of Medical Helminthology and Protozoology

by H. C. Jeffrey, M B., Ch.B., M.R.C.P.E., M.C.Path, D.T.M.&H., Colonel, Deputy Director of Pathology, Far East Land Forces, formerly Professor of Pathology, Royal Army Medical College, London, and R. M. Leach, B.E.M., The Royal Army Medical College, London. 121 pages, illustrated, 8¾ inches by 13 inches in size, with spiral binding. The Williams and Wilkins Company, Baltimore, Maryland, 1966. $15.75

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  • Department of Tropical Medicine and Public Health Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana

The authors state that the atlas was “designed primarily as a visual aid to teaching, with the object of illustrating systematically the life-cycles and main morphological features of the worms and protozoa affecting man, with a minimum of text.” There are 121 pages of line drawings, with terse legends, tables, and word outlines in three sections, each with a detailed table of contents, the first covering the common worms of medical importance, the second dealing with the protozoa, the last giving further classification and morphology of the commoner worms, and brief sketches of the structure and life cycle of some less common species, along with some that rarely if ever occur in man. Some of the protozoa are illustrated in color. Many of the plates seem crowded and some are hard to interpret, but most of the sketches serve well the purposes designed for them.

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