An emphasis on a self-instructional approach provides a concise, systematic introduction to the biology and epidemiology of human parasitic diseases. Superb color plates, line drawings, and black-and-white photographs enhance the text. This book is unparalleled as a learning tool for students of medical technology, biology, medicine, and public health, and can be used as a laboratory manual. "I like the concise, clear text. The tests are good. Color plates are excellent. Overall, an excellent textbook." -- Lynn Hale, MT(ASCP)SM, MBA, Medical Technology Program, Pathologists Associated, Muncie, Indiana "Nice self-study. Tables very valuable with key information in organized manner. Study questions and case studies very useful." -- Carol Larson, MSEd, MY(ASCP), Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Technology, University of Nebraska Medical CenterLeventhal, Ruth is the author of 'Medical Parasitology A Self-Instructional Text', published 2002 under ISBN 9780803607880 and ISBN 0803607881.