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Geoffrey Lapage has done what seems impossible; he has written a text in parasitology that is equally interesting and useful to the layman and to the scientist. This he has done by avoiding the orthodox systematic classification of parasites and by concentrating rather on the processes of natural selection that have given rise to progressively more elaborate life cycles.
A lucid style and enormous enthusiasm for creatures that "show both structural and physiological adaptations that are not only very efficient, but beautiful as well," combine to transform a potentially dull subject to an adventure in biology and medicine.
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Animals Parasitic in Man.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;63:349–350. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-2-349_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(2):349-350.
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