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The number of clinically significant developments in medical parasitology in the past few years has placed great demands on authors and publishers to produce a text that is not dated by the time of publication. Drs. Markell and Voge have succeeded remarkably well in their third edition of Medical Parasitology. The review includes new diseases (Philippine capillariasis, Naegleria and eosinophilic meningitis), life-cycles recently resolved (toxoplasmosis), pathogenic mechanisms recently elucidated (DIC and immune-complex nephritis in malaria), and critical therapeutic advances (metronidazole for amoebiasis) and setbacks (chloroquine and quinine resistance in malaria). The addition of references, many from 1969 and 1970 sources,
Medical Parasitology.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:350. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-2-350_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(2):350.
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