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May 10, 1930


JAMA. 1930;94(19):1518-1519. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710450062020

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Protein Content of Blood Plasma in Ancylostomiasis  Drs. Gilberto G. Villela and J. de Castro Teixeira of the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz of Rio de Janeiro, in their studies on ancylostomiasis, found that the total protein content of the blood plasma is decreased with that disease. The albumins are the only proteins diminished while the globulins are either normal or slightly increased. As a rule, the fibrinogen content of the blood plasma is increased and the nonprotein nitrogen remains within normal limits. The changes of plasma proteins that are observed in the presence of ancylostomiasis are the same as those found in the presence of lipoid nephrosis. This fact led them to include the renal disturbances that appear during the evolution of the anemia, caused by helminthiasis, in the group of nephrosis.

Experiments on Mouse Cancer  Dr. J. R. Meyer reports the results of experiments on the behavior of neutral red

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