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February 23, 1918


JAMA. 1918;70(8):499-507. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600080001001

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The data that we present dealing with the therapeutics of oil of chenopodium and thymol are derived from our report to the International Health Board, Rockefeller Foundation, on the subject of the effect of hookworm infection on the working efficiency of the people of the Malay Peninsula, Java and Fiji.

On account of the importance of the subject of the treatment of hookworm infection among our soldiers at this time, the accompanying data have been abstracted from the report for immediate publication. The views here expressed are based on experiments in which the number of cases was, perhaps, too small for drawing satisfactory conclusions. So far as they compare the efficiency of various vermicides in different doses, therefore, they should be interpreted as being subject to confirmation by more extended investigation, rather than as being sufficient in themselves to establish a fact. It should be borne in mind also that

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