Pictorial Presentation of Parasites by Herman Zaiman

Thanks to the generosity of Herman Zaiman and his family, ASTMH proudly presents “Pictorial Presentation of Parasites,” a famous collection of more than 2,000 slides of various vectors.

Dr. Zaiman, a longtime ASTMH member, spent his career as a radiologist and educator until retiring in 2000. He taught at Einstein College in New York. He also co-authored several medical texts, including "Photographic Case Studies in Gastroenterology: Diagnostic Tests for the Practitioner" in 1992. Additionally, his writing has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry and the American Journal of Pathology.

His "Pictorial Presentation of Parasites" is a seminal image collection that will remain a valued resource for those in the tropical medicine and hygiene field for decades to come.

Aquatic leeches such as the medicinal leeches of genus Hirudo and the large buffalo leeches of genus Hirudinaria must leave the water to deposit their cocoons in moist soil. These leeches may burrow several inches below the surface in order to do this. Shown are a cocoon of the Japanese medicinal leech, Hirudo nipponia, and a larger cocoon of the buffalo leech, Hirudinaria manillensis.

Hirudo nipponia and Hirudinaria manillensis

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Description: Aquatic leeches such as the medicinal leeches of genus Hirudo and the large buffalo leeches of genus Hirudinaria must leave the water to deposit their cocoons in moist soil. These leeches may burrow several inches below the surface in order to do this. Shown are a cocoon of the Japanese medicinal leech, Hirudo nipponia, and a larger cocoon of the buffalo leech, Hirudinaria manillensis.
Uploaded: 10/27/2015
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