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September 19, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XLI(12):709-713. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490310013001b

Since presenting the paper before this Section at the meeting in Saratoga last year, in which I reported three cases of ankylostomiasis, or uncinariasis, the first case being found postmortem, in December, 1901, and the other two being mild cases found among the negro convicts working in the brickyards near Atlanta, I have found this disease to be exceedingly common from the Carolinas to Texas. I make this statement as a result of examinations of medical students at the Atlanta College of Physicians and Surgeons, at the Southern Dental College, patients sent to Atlanta from the adjoining states and a systematic examination of all the patients in the Grady Hospital for the past year. However, very few cases have appeared at the Grady Hospital for the reason that all the patients in the public wards must be residents of Atlanta, and

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