February 13, 1892


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JAMA. 1892;XVIII(7):191-192. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411110008001c

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I shall only occupy your time briefly with the subject of the tape Avorms most common to man.

The first case of tænia saginata, or beef tape worm, that came under my observation, was that of a married woman, æt. 40 years, English, mother of eight children. She had been unwell, suffering with the Usual symptoms of tape worm, for about two years; the most prominent of which, howvever, was the passage of segments of the tape worm from her bowels when they were evacuated. I ordered her to fast two days, when I gave her a tablespoonful of the oil of turpentine. At the next evacuation after taking the turpentine, the worm was discharged in its entirety. The worm was about 7 yards in length, and filled an open mouth 6 oz. bottle. The segments of the worm were fat, and yellowish-white. There was a considerable amount of strangury

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