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

Overview - A while ago, DDT and the antimalarial drug chloroquine seemed sure to make us all safe from such invisible assault. 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
A while ago, DDT and the antimalarial drug chloroquine seemed sure to make us all safe from such invisible assault. 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


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