The fifth edition of Medical Parasitology has been thoroughly revised and yet the book is not unwieldy or bulky. Classification of parasites and treatment of parasitic infections have been updated. Opportunistic parasitic infections in AIDS cases and nosocomial parasitic infections have been described in one of the chapters. Diagrams of the life cycles of the parasites are computer-drawn with simple line sketches. New parasitic figures have been added. Indian data have been given in most of the chapters. For quick revision, Overview of Parasitology has been given in the last chapter of the book. Diagrammatic representation of relative sizes and morphology of protozoa and helminthic eggs at the end of the book has good visual impact and will help in understanding the importance of micrometry in diagnostic parasitology. The language is lucid and easy to understand. This book shall be highly useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students, clinicians and medical laboratory technology students.
|Publishers||CBS Publishers & Distributors|
|Author||D.R Arora | Brij Bala Arora|
|About the Author||
D.R Arora M.D., Ph.D., M.N.A.M.S., Ex-Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak (Haryana), India; and Maharaja Agarsen Medical College, Agroha (Haryana), India; ExProfessor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Medical Superintendent, and Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, SGT University, Gurgaon (Haryana), India; Lead Assessor and Member, Accreditation Committee, National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), Gurgaon (Haryana), India; Principal Assessor, National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH), New Delhi (India); Assessor, National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET), New Delhi (India), has more than 43 years of teaching experience in microbiology to medical and dental undergraduate and postgraduate students. Besides conducting and supervising research in microbiology, he has published nine textbooks on microbiology, parasitology and mycology, and 150 research articles in several indexed national and international journals of repute. The results of his research on malaria parasites and Klebsiella pneumoniae have been cited in World Health Organization WHO/MAL/83.10003 and Topley & Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections, Bacteriology Vol. 2, 10th ed., 2005, respectively. He has supervised a number of PG students of Ph.D., M.D. and M.S. In appreciation of outstanding research carried out by him in India on bacteriocins of Klebsiella pneumoniae, he was awarded Smt. Kunti Mehrotra Award of Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists in 1983. In recognition of significant contribution to the advancement of medical sciences, he was elected Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) in 1985. He has been a Visiting Professor at University of Mauritius in 1989. He was awarded WHO fellowship on Laboratory Aspects of HIV/AIDS and STD at Community Health Surveillance and Laboratories Administration, Baltimore, Maryland (USA) in 1992. He was honoured by Indian Medical Association, Kaithal (Haryana) on the eve of Doctors' Day on 01.07.1999. He has been examiner for B.D.S., M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B. and Ph.D. microbiology of a number of universities. His biography including academic activities and research work has been published in Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2011–12 (8th Edition), N.J. 07922, USA distinguishing him as one of the leading healthcare professionals from around the world.
Brij Bala Arora M.D., Ex-Senior Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak (Haryana), India; Ex-Director-Principal and Senior Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, SGT Medical College, Gurgaon (Haryana), India, had more than 42 years of teaching experience in pathology to medical, dental and nursing undergraduate and postgraduate students. She had published five textbooks, and 175 research articles in several indexed national and international journals of repute. Her research on AgNOR staining technique received international importance and paper on morphometric analysis of AgNOR in lymph node lesions was published in “Advances in Clinical Pathology 6:95-99, 2002”. She had supervised 67 PG students of Ph.D., M.D., M.S., M.D.S. and D.N.B. She had been examiner for B.Sc. Nursing, B.D.S., M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B. and Ph.D. of a number of universities. She had been conferred MAMCOS scroll of honour in VIII Annual Conference on 20th December 1994 at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi; Bharat Jyoti Award for outstanding services, achievements and contributions on 23rd June 2006 at New Delhi and International Gold Star Award 2010 for outstanding achievements at 25th Indo-Thai Entrepreneurs Summit on 27th August, 2010 at Bangkok, Thailand. Her biography including academic activities and research work has been published in Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2011–12 (8th Edition), N.J. 07922, USA distinguishing her as one of the leading healthcare professionals from around the world. She had also been conferred Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding achievements at 33rd National Seminar on December 4th, 2012, New Delhi at Indian Achievers Forum.