This volume is one of the thirty-five composing the "Bibliothèque du Doctorate en Médecine" collected under the supervision of Gilbert and Fournier.
In undertaking the work the editors state their reasons frankly. The sum of the knowledge required today of the student and practitioner of medicine is large, and increasing daily, and in the relatively short time devoted to the acquisition of the knowledge necessary, there is a large amount of information which can neither be covered in the classes nor remembered afterward, especially the minutiae and less essential details of the subdivisions or specialties of medicine. In undertaking to present the series, the editors have endeavored to obtain the outstanding authorities in each division. The present second edition is the volume on parasitology, the result of twenty-four years' specialization by the author, Professor Guiart. It is written for the student and physician, contains only material useful to them, and