Parasites and Western Man

  • R. J. Donaldson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. G. S. Nelson
    Pages 1-10
  3. J. W. Maunder
    Pages 11-33
  4. R. E. Church
    Pages 34-56
  5. R. J. Donaldson
    Pages 57-77
  6. R. Muller
    Pages 78-113
  7. D. R. Seaton
    Pages 114-132
  8. H. M. Gilles
    Pages 133-170
  9. D. E. Jacobs
    Pages 171-200
  10. T. E. Gibson
    Pages 201-215
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 216-220

About this book


The purpose of this book is to provide a concise account of those parasites which affect man in developed countries. Other textbooks relate mainly to the tropics and subtropics where parasites by comparison are more common. It is widely believed that this difference in prevalence between tropical and temperate countries is due to differences in climatic conditions alone. Whilst it is true that certain vectors can only act as transmitters of disease under climatic conditions found in the tropics, there are many other instances where climate per se is not a decisive factor. More often parasitic disease is related to the poor standards of hygiene, sanitation and nutrition, which characterize many of these tropical and subtropical areas. The advent of more international travel has added a new dimension to the study of parasites, with the appearance of rare and exotic parasitic infections in the West. This book encompasses the entire field of parasites in developed countries with a brief reference to other parts of the world whenever appropriate for the sake of completeness. Each chapter provides basic information as well as recent advances and current thinking. Thus the book will serve as an excellent, comprehensive in­ troduction to those taking up a specialized interest in the subject, as well as those who may wish to obtain general information but are not actively working in the field. Although it is primarily written from a medical and veterinary stand­ point, it provides valuable material for other disciplines.


Parasitic Infections hygiene infection infections parasites

Editors and affiliations

  • R. J. Donaldson
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Extension Training in Community Medicine, Department of Community MedicineLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6196-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6194-7
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