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June 4, 1910


JAMA. 1910;LIV(23):1852-1854. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550490006002e

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Since the investigation of uncinariasis in the South by Dr. Stiles in 1902, a number of examinations have been made for this disease by the Georgia State Board of Health and individual investigators in Georgia. The information so obtained has established with fair degree of certainty the geographical distribution of uncinariasis in this state, but has furnished little positive knowledge of the extent to which the disease prevails. An investigation was begun in this laboratory a little more than a year ago which has led to approximately accurate conclusions on this and certain other phases of the hookworm question.

METHOD OF INVESTIGATION  For the purpose of this investigation the state was considered in two divisions, the northern and southern, the former representing that portion of the state lying north of and including the foothills, and the latter the remainder of the state. From these divisions counties eleven in all—were taken typical

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