Parasites, People, and Places: Essays on Field Parasitology, by Gerald W. Esch. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K. 2004. 235 p. ISBN 0-521-81549-5.

In the author's words “There was really some good parasitology done in the last century, by some really good parasitologists, and a lot of it was accomplished in the field. I hope that the contents of this small book will contribute to a better understanding of all this fieldwork, and provide some insight into the lives of a few of those who did it”. This very successful effort is based on the author's own accounts, interviews with the principal characters and their families, and letters from various colleagues. The book researches and ponders the human side of field parasitology, with anecdotes of former colleagues and students in North America serving as a major thread for the book. The book is comprised of a...

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