The Clinico-pathological Manifestations of Schistosomiasis in the African and the Indian in Durban

by S. Brumdutt Bhagwandeen, M.D. vii + 207 pages, illustrated. University of Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. 1968. R. 4.75

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  • Assistant Director, Pathology and Allied Sciences Service Veterans Administration, Washington, D. C. 20420

This is a monograph presented by the author as a thesis for the degree of Doctor of Medicine given to him by the University of Natal in 1965. The book consists of 207 pages including an extensive table of contents covering the preface, eight chapters, a résumé, a bibliography, and 121 figures. Each chapter has many tables.

The purpose of this study was to correlate the disease processes produced by Schistosoma haematobium and Schistosoma mansoni and to assess the lesions produced in relation to morbidity and mortality. This study compares the manifestation of the disease in a local population compared with the findings in other major endemic areas. The Europeans and Indians, most of whom are second- and third-generation in Africa, provided a setting for a comparative study of the effect of schistosomiasis in different races; however, it was not possible to investigate the Europeans in this particular study.

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