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One starts with a superb table of contents, two introductory chapters of goodwill, and admiration for an author who has the courage to produce a book on epidemiology without a single map, table, or illustration.
A large series of small errors might be forgiven; for example: Culicoides are midges, not mosquitos; the Tropical Disease Bulletin is not the Tropical Medicine Bulletin; chloroquine is not a good prophylactic for amebiasis; trichinosis does occur in Africa; larvae of Simulium neavei are attached to crabs, they do not feed on them. But speculation, theory, and misinformation are often presented under the aura of
The Epidemiology of Tropical Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. ;66:1300. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-6-1300_1
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