The following note is based on two female specimens of an ascaris, submitted to Dr. Smith by Dr. Goeth, who had obtained them from Dr. Ferdinand Herff of San Antonio, Texas. Together with a number of other examples supposed to be of the same kind, they were passed in the intestinal discharge from an adult white man in care of the latter physician, the patient stating that for several years he had passed similar parasites from his bowel (some of which were slightly larger than the two samples given his physician, but apparently of the same type), and complaining of his inability to rid himself of the pests, which, however, gave him no particular physical inconvenience. Efforts to obtain other specimens since last year when these were passed have thus far been without success, and the absence of a male example renders the establishment of
SMITH AJ, GOETH RA. ASCARIS TEXANA.A NOTE ON A HITHERTO UNDESCRIBED ASCARIS PARASITIC IN THE HUMAN INTESTINE.. JAMA. 1904;XLIII(8):542–544. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500080001d
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