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Considering the facts that 1,038 million people live in malarious areas and that 180 million people suffer from schistosomiasis and untold millions from amoebiasis and trypanosomiasis, the medical student and practicing physician in this country are often relatively uninformed regarding many parasitic diseases. Several developments, such as the Vietnamese War and increased air travel, however, have made it apparent that even physicians practicing in temperate climates must also have some competence in the diagnosis and treatment of nonindigenous parasitic diseases. This text was written mainly to help the medical student acquire this competence. Generally, it succeeds very well in presenting
Medical Parasitology.. Ann Intern Med. ;75:824. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-5-824_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(5):824.
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