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September 17, 1904

A FACTOR IN THE ANEMIA OF UNCINARIASIS.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(12):817. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500120053011
Abstract

The impetus given to the study of tropical diseases in this country by the acquisition of the Philippine Islands has led to the recognition of the fact that many of the so-called tropical diseases are to be found in the semitropic regions of North America. One of the diseases of this character which is probably very widely distributed in the Southern States, is uncinariasis. The uncinaria has been widely studied, both in the tropics and in the temperate zone, where it produces the so-called tunnel anemia or miner's anemia. A fact which has often been commented on in the various published studies, is the discrepancy which often occurs between the number of parasites and the severity of the anemia. A very severe anemia may exist, and yet very few worms may be present in the intestinal tract. Some recent work of Loeb and Smith1 seems to explain the manner

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