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September 30, 1911

MY EXPERIENCE WITH HOOKWORM INFECTION IN THE DEEP GOLD MINES OF CALIFORNIA

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County Physician and County Health Officer of Amador County JACKSON, CAL.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(14):1106-1107. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260090328004
Abstract

The physician practicing medicine in the interior of the North American continent may have meager opportunity for the application of tropical medicine or meet few diseases foreign to the locality, but as new diseases, new industries, and a changing population take effect, then he may anticipate new enemies on which to test his skill.

I offer this paper without any anticipation of presenting anything new, but with the hope that my experience with uncinariasis, or hookworm infection, together with the few suggestions that I can make, in relation to its cure and particularly its prevention, may prove of value to the fraternity. I think that I can positively state, without fear of contradiction, that many individuals have gone down to an untimely end from hookworm infection, and we have helped to bury bur mistakes by

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