May 17, 1930


JAMA. 1930;94(20):1615-1616. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710460069024

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Ancylostomiasis in Surinam  At the instance of physicians of the Rockefeller Institute, a crusade against ancylostomiasis has been begun at Surinam. The prophylactic measures were confined to the examination of the stools of Asiatic immigrants at first, but later all who showed the slightest symptoms of ancylostomiasis were treated. Nothing has been done yet for the systematic treatment of the coolie population. When many subjects with 80 per cent hemoglobin are found, one may be assured that the crusade against ancylostomiasis is not being vigorously prosecuted. However, the low hemoglobin must not be ascribed exclusively to ancylostomiasis for it may be due to malaria. Nevertheless, in the examination of the stools of subjects, it was found that more than 90 per cent contained ova of parasites. With the means at hand, it is impossible for the physician to combat the disease.

Indemnification for Time Lost on Account of Rheumatism  The

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