by Richard R. Kudo, D. Sc., Professor of Zoology, the University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois. Seven hundred seventy eight pages with 336 illustrations. Third edition, Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, Illinois, 1946
This edition of Kudo's text, like its prototype, the Handbook of Protozoology published in 1931, presents introductory information on the common free-living and parastic protozoa for the use of zoology students of college and university grade. Part I, comprising 186 pages, is devoted to the general biology of protozoa. Taxonomy and special biology occupy Part II, which fills two thirds of the book, the collection, cultivation and observation of protozoa being considered in the final chapter. An author and subject index concludes the volume. Of the illustrations, 4 are in color, the remainder in black and white.
The book will interest teachers and students of general protozoology, for whom the book has been written. It is not intended to be an adequate guide to clinical protozoology. Some of the information about human parasitic protozoa is obsolete or deficient. The outmoded term “haemozoin” for instance is applied to malarial pigment now identified as hematin.