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Carbon Tetrachlorid and Hookworm Disease
The suggestion made in The Journal (Nov. 19, 1921, p. 1641) by Hall, as to trying carbon tetrachlorid in the treatment of hookworm disease in man has aroused much interest in this country, where the disease is prevalent. Results confirmatory of Hall's conclusion, namely, that the new remedy is harmless and therapeutically efficient, have already been published by Dr. Garcia Escobar, who tried carbon tetrachlorid in the army hospital at Vera Cruz, and Neftalí Rodríguez, who chose this subject for his graduating thesis. Rodriguez' paper includes a report on animal experiments, pathologic studies and clinical trials in hookworm patients.
Dr. Carlos Govea died last month.—Dr. Rex Duncan, roentgenologist from Los Angeles, has arrived in Mexico, where he is a guest of the secretary of war.—Dr. Rafael Silva, a former pupil of Professor Fuchs, has left for Europe, where he will take some graduate medical
MEXICO CITY. JAMA. 1922;79(15):1257–1258. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640150069025
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