The author has anticipated the demand for a practical text and reference book dealing with the parasitic diseases. This demand is becoming more and more evident as the implications of the worldwide conflict in which the United States is engaged become apparent to persons interested in medical education. Although, for purposes of teaching, these infections may continue to be considered in the departments of tropical medicine of the medical schools, the hosts and the diseases themselves are rapidly breaking all geographic bounds. Many of the diseases caused by animal parasites are rapidly becoming serious public health problems throughout the world.
The expressed purpose of supplying a book which is of practical value to medical students and medical practitioners has been attained by the author. The book is well written, with an easy style. The arrangement of the material is excellent. There are many plates and figures, which have been carefully