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August 8, 1931

The Bibliography of Schistosomiasis (Bilharziasis), Zoological, Clinical and Prophylactic.

JAMA. 1931;97(6):413. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730060051033

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One year after joining the staff of the School of Medicine at Cairo, Egypt, in 1850, Bilharz discovered a blood fluke (Schistosoma haematobium) in the mesenteric veins of a cadaver. The hematuria due to this parasite is often designated bilharziasis in medical writings. It has been endemic in the Nile valley since earliest times, as ova of the parasites have been demonstrated in mummies dating from 1220 B. C. This bibliography is monumental in character and reflects great praise on its author for the effectiveness and completeness with which the work has been carried out. The first section consists of an alphabetical index of authors, embracing some 5,000 titles. This is followed by an analytic subject index that is admirably organized and includes full data on clinical, pathologic and prophylactic publications. A rapid check of the material recorded in various sections showed that American articles were well covered and disclosed

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