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December 17, 1927

Studies on Clonorchis Sinensis (Cobbold).

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By Ernest Carroll Faust, M.A., Ph.D., OO-Keh Khaw, M.B., Ch.B., D.P.H., Yao Ke-Fang, M.D., and Chao Yung-An. With a consideration of the Molluscan Host of Clonorchis Sinensis (Cobbold) in Japan, China and Southeastern Asia and Other Species of Molluscs Closely Related to Them. By Bryant Walker, Sc.D. Monographic Series, No. 8 of the American Journal of Hygiene. Paper. Pp. 284, with illustrations. Baltimore. American Journal of Hygiene, 1927.

JAMA. 1927;89(25):2137-2138. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690250059031

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While the disease caused by this parasite is confined to limited regions in the Orient, much attention here has been attracted to the subject within recent years by virtue of the rulings of American public health officials. Therefore the exhaustive treatment given the topic by the authors will be highly welcomed in this country. After a brief historical review dealing with the most important literature, the authors give an interesting and detailed description of the life history of the parasite, beginning with the egg stage and passing up through the period of development in the molluscan host, the first migration to the intermediate fish host and the final transfer to the mammal, which is the host of the adult parasite. The text here is based on a multitude of observations and experiments, so that the statements may be accepted without hesitation. Most interesting perhaps for medical men are such sections

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