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Parasitic Diseases.

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By Katz Michael, Despommier Dickson D., Gwadz Robert W.. . 264 pages. Springer-Verlag; , New York: , 1982.. $27.75.

Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(2):290. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-99-2-290_1
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Medical students and clinicians will benefit from this book. It is intended for teaching and familiarizing clinicians with the complexities of parasitic diseases, their diagnosis, and management. The authors achieve these goals, and the book gives the reader the basic information about parasitic worms, protozoa, and arthropods, as well as the infections and diseases they cause.

The book follows a pedagogic format—from the simplest to the most complex—instead of the traditional one according to evolutionary relationships. This is a good means of organization and a better way of teaching the subject of parasitology. Thus, the chapters discuss nematodes, cestodes, trematodes,


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