A century of parasitology: discoveries, ideas, and lessons by John Janovy Jr., Gerald W. Esch

By John Janovy Jr., Gerald W. Esch

Reviews key parts in ecological, scientific and molecular parasitology

  • Features essays from a number of the world's leading parasitologists


  • Each subject is decided in context by way of that includes a key paper from the magazine of Paraistology over the last a hundred years

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So what are the lessons of 100 years of parasitic protozoology for the next generation of parasitologists? First, choose your research system with great care—the system you choose will both enable and limit your research and your view of the world. The best systems instill a sense of wonder that keeps us engaged, a sense of opportunity that allows us to ask ultimate questions, and a sense of the intellectual elegance that draws us to and sustains us in a life of empirical science. Second, read The Journal of Parasitology with great care.

1937 A catalog and host-index of the genus Leucocytozoon. Journal of Parasitology 23: 202–212. ________. 1938. A strain of Plasmodium relictum from doves and pigeons infective to canaries and the common fowl. American Journal of Hygiene 21: 380–389. ________. 1976. Relapse in malaria: An enigma. Journal of Parasitology 62: 2–9. ________. 1985. Reminiscences: My forty-year romance with malaria. Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences 13: 5–11. ________, and E. West. 1937. Some notes on the effect of atebrine on the gametocytes of the genus Leucocytozoon.

When the United States Public Health Service sought Coatney’s model for a federal research program on malaria, he replied that, “ … if the Public Health Service wanted it, they could have it but they would have to take me too” (Coatney, 1985). By 1938, he had been assigned to the National Institutes of Health to test potential antimalarial compounds for the coming war. His pigeon model and drug-testing experiments at Peru State College made him not just the best, but the only qualified, person in the Public Health Service to head an antimalarial testing program.

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