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June 8, 1912

NOTES ON THE TREATMENT OF ANKYLOSTOMA ANEMIA (UNCINARIASIS, HOOKWORM DISEASE) WITH THYMOL

Author Affiliations

Director of the Medical Clinic of the Royal University; Senator of the Realm TURIN, ITALY

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(23):1744-1746. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260060093002
Abstract

Some interesting articles recently published in The Journal1 and the excellent publication of the members of the former Porto Rico Anemia Commission2 have induced me, after a lapse of more than thirty years, to return to the argument of this remedy adopted by me, for the first time, in 1879, in the treatment of brickmaker's anemia, a disease which I ascertained to be due to ankylostomiasis, and which gave me the means of studying this form of anemia, described by me in all its details by the name of "ankylostoma anemia," in order to distinguish it from simple "ankylostomiasis."3

This brief communication does not permit me to enter into details concerning my method of treatment and its wide diffusion, nor of its superiority over other methods in connection with the hookworm of America—Necator americanus Stiles—a parasite exceedingly obstinate of expulsion and much more

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