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New Guinea Tapeworms and Jewish Grandmothers : Tales of Parasites and People
by Robert S. Desowitz


Overview - It was not to be. The mosquito has become resistant to DDT; malaria is on the rise; although tapeworms rarely turn up any longer in the most lovingly prepared New York City gefilte fish, a worm may inhabit your sashimi; some strains of gonorrhea actually thrive on penicillin; there is even a parasite for the higher tax brackets--the "nymph of Nantucket"; and there are new ailments--legionnaire's disease, Lassa fever, and new strains of influenza In the long run, one might bet on the insects and the germs.  Read more...

 
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Overview
It was not to be. The mosquito has become resistant to DDT; malaria is on the rise; although tapeworms rarely turn up any longer in the most lovingly prepared New York City gefilte fish, a worm may inhabit your sashimi; some strains of gonorrhea actually thrive on penicillin; there is even a parasite for the higher tax brackets--the "nymph of Nantucket"; and there are new ailments--legionnaire's disease, Lassa fever, and new strains of influenza In the long run, one might bet on the insects and the germs. Meanwhile Dr. Robert Desowitz has written a delightful and instructive book.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780393304268
  • ISBN-10: 0393304264
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: April 1987
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds


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