January 1931

The Candirú.

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By Eugene W. Gudger, Ph.D. With a Foreword by Aldred Scott Warthin, M.D. Price, $1.50. Pp. 120, with illustrations. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1930.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1931;47(1):166. doi:10.1001/archinte.1931.00140190177027

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This little book will furnish any one entertainment well worth its modest price. The author takes a fish story, that of a minute South American catfish (Candirú), which according to native tradition inhabits by preference the human urethra, and without any obvious bias makes out a good case for its truth.

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