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December 15, 1900

TENIA FLAVOPUNCTATA.WITH DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SPECIMEN.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(24):1551-1553. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620500037001h
Abstract

The patient from whom the specimen that forms the basis of this report was obtained was a woman aged 40, born in Syria, and admitted to the ward of Dr. A. V. Meigs, at the Pennsylvania Hospital, on Jan. 11, 1899. Owing to her inability to speak any but the smallest amount of English, her past history could only be obtained with great difficulty. The complaint for which she was admitted was a pain in the right side of the abdomen, dating back about three years. This pain was found later to be due to a suppurating hydatid cyst of the liver, from which she finally died. There is nothing in the history in connection with the parasite that I show except that shortly after admission she passed a segment of a tapeworm measuring 16.5 cm. in length. This was given me for identification by Dr. Meigs, and it is

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