In this paper I shall attempt to present some additional light on the mode of infection in uncinariasis or hookworm disease. The views as presented before this Section a year ago1 have been confirmed, not only by my own observations, but also by those of physicians in different sections, who, after reading the article in The Journal, have written to me regarding the disease as it exists in their sections.
DISTRIBUTION AND PREVALENCE OF THE DISEASE.
It has been my fortune to see cases of the disease from all of the coast states in the south, from Virginia to Texas, inclusive, with the exception of Mississippi, but reports received from that state show that it is prevalent there as well. While my observations have necessarily been confined principally to my own state, yet the evidence indicates that the disease is equally as prevalent in all our southern states.
SMITH CA. UNCINARIASIS IN THE SOUTH, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO MODE OF INFECTION. JAMA. 1904;XLIII(9):592–597. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500090001b
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