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April 2, 1904

Clinical Report.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(14):891. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490590025002

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TENIA NANA: REPORT OF TWO CASES.  H. M. HALLOCK, M.D.Captain and Assistant Surgeon U. S. Army.FORT PORTER, BUFFALO, N. Y.The following cases are reported as of interest, because the parasite is considered very rare in this country:

Case 1.  —Private J. W. M., Company M, First Infantry, admitted Jan. 14, 1904. Patient states that he served in the Philippines from May, 1901, until April, 1903, and that he contracted amebic dysentery in December, 1903, from which he never fully recovered, remaining pale and weak with capricious appetite and irregular bowels; that the passages have averaged two to four a day, and have usually contained mucus; that occasionally the diarrhea has ceased for a few days, and he has then been troubled with constipation, and that he has had frequent attacks of pain in the upper part of the abdomen, at times so severe as to cause profuse

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