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June 2, 1945

The Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Amebiasis

JAMA. 1945;128(5):395. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860220077039

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Abstract

This is the second monograph published by the author on the same subject. It is up to date and covers the subject thoroughly. About 10 per cent of the population of the United States have an infection with the Endameba histolytica parasite. At present a large number of our troops are serving in regions where amebiasis is common and many will come back infected and add a serious factor to the problem. Hence it is vital that all physicians become familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of this treacherous infection. The author believes that there are no "healthy carriers." The parasite invades the tissue of its host and produces lesions. These lesions may be microscopic and may be accompanied by symptoms, but many of them may develop acute trouble later on. The chapters on the etiology, pathology and symptomatology are complete, clear and concise. The treatment is given in full

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