This, though primarily a reference book, is also a textbook, and a very good one too. Within its 1,099 pages the parasites and parasitic diseases of man are comprehensively and authoritatively described as indeed they were in the previous six editions, but here the subject matter has been completely revised or reevaluated and brought up to date with the incorporation of much new material. The aim of providing a textbook rather than an encyclopedia has been retained and the result is readable, well illustrated, and excellently documented. The references are very helpfully given with their full titles so that further exploration of the subject is greatly facilitated not only by this but by their abundance.
As more and more diseases in the tropics are attacked on a public health scale a thorough knowledge of parasitology becomes increasingly important both for those planning and those operating the schemes, and prevention is