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May 14, 1927

STANDARDIZED METHOD OF TREATING TAPEWORM INFESTATIONS IN MAN TO RECOVER THE HEAD

Author Affiliations

ROCHESTER, MINN.
From the Division of Medicine, Mayo Clinic.

JAMA. 1927;88(20):1548-1549. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680460018003
Abstract

It is a matter of interest that whereas the instances of infestation by Taenia solium have decreased in the United States until it is rarely found, the instances of infestation by Taenia saginata, judging from such few reports as are available, have remained about the same. It would seem that the fondness for raw meat has not changed in the human family over a long period of years. Through a great deal of propaganda by parasitologists and public health officials concerning the proper cooking of pork and the discovery of methods of killing trichinae by freezing, the instances of parasitic diseases of man obtained from swine have been decreased.

In most large clinics today Taenia saginata is encountered about as frequently as at any time during which we have statistical data. It is surprising, therefore, that the treatment of this usually harmless parasite has not been improved on for many

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