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May 1, 1948

Trichomonas Vaginalis and Trichomoniasis

JAMA. 1948;137(1):117. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890350119024

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This book is based not only on the author's intensive studies of the subject but also on a review apparently of every paper written about Trichomonas vaginalis and trichomoniasis. In the bibliography there are 1,586 references. The book is divided into three parts. The first deals with T. vaginalis, its morphology, growth requirements, preservation in cultures, chemistry, pathogenicity, identity of species and other characteristics. The second part considers infections due to T. vaginalis, their sites and incidence, source, incubation period, prognosis, pathology, laboratory diagnosis, clinical findings, immunity, relation to puerperal morbidity and abortion and other characteristics. The third section is concerned with treatment.

The author points out that, in spite of a common belief, the three trichomonads which commonly parasitize the human

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