Rondanelli - Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Pavia, Italy
from the foreword
In spite of the great advances of medical science, parasitic diseases remain the major problem of developing tropical countries, and, as a result of travel and tourism, they are likely to be imported into Europe. No wonder that protozoan infections of humans are being increasingly studied in order to find new remedies against them. During the past twenty years much progress has been made in the use of electron-microscopy as a research tool. The new discoveries opened horizons never before dreamed by scientists and showed the incredibly complex structural morphology of many familiar pathogens. The technology of electron-microscopy is constantly improving: scanning electronmicroscopy offers amazing three-dimensional views of parasites at ever increasing magnifications; freeze fractures and etching techniques are now widely available and further improvements follow at a fast rate. For all these reasons I welcome the publication of this “Atlas” and congratulate its authors and publishers on the value of the text and on the superb quality of illustrations.
I have no doubt that this excellent book will have the success that it richly deserves.
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