Parasitology
PARASITOLOGY [Greek: parasitos,  one who eats at another’s expense + logos, discourse] Intestinal worms were the first parasites to be identified by ancient physicians as a cause of disease. Examination of tissues from 3000-year-old Egyptian mummies showed the presence of Trichinella spiralis and Schistosoma hematobium.Hippocrates (460–359 BC) studied parasites and divided intestinal worms into round lumbricae (Ascaris), and broad lumbrici (Taenia). Intestinal worms resembling earthworms were described by Paul of Aegina (625–690). The first protozoan parasite identified was Giardia lamblia, by Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723) who noted it in his stools in 1681. The first anatomical description of Ascaris lumbricoides  was given by Edward Tyson (1650–1708) in 1683. The egg and the reproductive process of the roundworm was described in 1684 Francesco Redi (1626– 1698) of Italy, regarded as the first parasitologist. Echinococcus was used for the vesicular hydatid by Karl Asmund Rudolphi (1771–1832) in 1808. Experimental methods started in 1850 when Ernst Friedrich Herbst (1803–1893) succeeded in transmitting Trichina by feeding infected meat to animals. Carl Theodor Ernest von Siebold demonstrated that dogs could be experimentally infected with Echinococcusin 1854 and its complete life history and morphology was given by Rudolph George Leuckart (1822–1898) in 1860. Theodor Maximillian Bilharz (1825–1862), professor in Zoology at Cairo, in 1851 discovered Schistosoma hematobium in the blood vessels of patients. Thomas Spencer Cobbold (1828–1886) of London, a leading helminthologist and a friend of Sir Patrick Manson (1844–1922), named Filaria bancrofti and Bilharzia hematobia. David Gruby(1810–1898) of Hungary proposed the genus Trypanosome after his discovery of the protozoan in blood of frogs in 1844. He also showed transmission of microfilaria infection through blood transfusion. Dracunculus oculi, a filarial worm which causes loa loa, was described by E.G. Guyot in 1778, and the larval forms of the parasite in the eye was studied by Patrick Mason in 1891. Sir Joseph Bancroft(1836–1894) discovered Wuchereria bancrofti, cause of filariasis in Brisbane, Australia in 1876. The protozoan, Plasmodiumthat causes malaria was discovered in 1880 by Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845–1922), a French parasitologist, while professor of pathological anatomy at the University of Rome. Laveran received the Nobel Prize for his work on malariology in 1907. M Clifford Dobell (1886–1949), an eminent protozoologist, published classic the works Amoeba living in Man (1919), and Intestinal Protozoa of Man (1921).

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Insect Pests, WM Clunie Harvey, H. K. Lewis, 1940, First Edition
Insect Pests, WM Clunie Harvey, H. K. Lewis, 1940, First Edition
£48.00
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Animal Parasites and Human Disease, Asa C Chandler (1891-1958), Second Edition Revised, Illustrated , John Wiley, New York 1922
Animal Parasites and Human Disease, Asa C Chandler (1891-1958), Second Edition Revised, Illustrated , John Wiley, New York 1922
£68.00
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The Work of Sir Robert McCarrison, H. M. (ed) Sinclair, Faber & Faber, 1953
The Work of Sir Robert McCarrison, H. M. (ed) Sinclair, Faber & Faber, 1953
£88.00
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The Intestinal protozoa of man, Clifford Dobell, William Wood & Co, 1921
The Intestinal protozoa of man, Clifford Dobell, William Wood & Co, 1921
£98.00
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The Intestinal protozoa of man, Clifford Dobell, William Wood & Co, 1921 (1)
The Intestinal protozoa of man, Clifford Dobell, William Wood & Co, 1921 (1)
£118.00
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Animal Parasites and Messmates: Illustrated, the International Scientific Series,  P. J. Van Beneden, 1876,
Animal Parasites and Messmates: Illustrated, the International Scientific Series, P. J. Van Beneden, 1876,
£118.00
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Lectures on the Parasitic Diseases of the Skin, James Startin, Illustrated H K Lewis 1881
Lectures on the Parasitic Diseases of the Skin, James Startin, Illustrated H K Lewis 1881
£120.00
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A Text Book of Bacteriology, Hans Zinsser, 164 Illustrations, Fifth Edition, 1922 D Appleton and Co, New York
A Text Book of Bacteriology, Hans Zinsser, 164 Illustrations, Fifth Edition, 1922 D Appleton and Co, New York
£128.00
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Malaria and the Parasites of Malarial Fevers, Bignami, Marchiafava, New Sydenham Society 1894
Malaria and the Parasites of Malarial Fevers, Bignami, Marchiafava, New Sydenham Society 1894
£215.00
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Therapeutice Specialis Ad Febres Periodicas, Torti, Francisco, 1756, rare
Therapeutice Specialis Ad Febres Periodicas, Torti, Francisco, 1756, rare
£295.00
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