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May 16, 2010

A Personal Journey Through Parasites

Parasitologist Eugene Kaplan tells Gelf about his life among the bugs and worms that inspired What's Eating You?

David Goldenberg

Eugene Kaplan's What's Eating You?: People and Parasites could easily have been titled What's Eating Me? After all, many of the chapters in this strangely funny book on deadly parasites begin with an anecdote from the author about an infection that he suffered. That's partly because Kaplan is the rare parasitologist whose research doesn't give him pause before he, say, buys undercooked food from a street vendor in Thailand.

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