Since becoming Editor of the Journal of Parasitology, it has been my standing policy not to review books beyond their first edition. The primary basis for this decision was to avoid redundancy.

In the case of this book, however, I decided to make an exception. I did so for a couple of reasons. First, the initial publication of this book was in 1988, and a significant amount of new information regarding Toxoplasma gondii has been accumulated. Second, J. P. Dubey was just elected to the National Academy of Sciences. This honor, in part, reflects on this man's contribution to the study of toxoplasmosis, and a great deal of this work has been accomplished since the first edition of the book was published.

The book has 19 chapters. The first deals with the biology of the parasite including its life cycle, epidemiology, diagnosis, immunity and...

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