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November 30, 1901

ANKYLOSTOMIASIS—REPORT OF A CASE.

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BALTIMORE, MD.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(22):1464-1465. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.62470480034003

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Abstract

This being one of the few cases of ankylostomiasis to be reported in this country, I present it to the profession.

The patient, J. O'R., aged 38, an Englishman, was employed as a sailor on a vessel plying between Liverpool and cities in the United States. On his last trip the vessel touched a port in Mexico (Vera Cruz) a few days before entering any ports of the United States. Whether or not the man visited other ports or was subjected to circumstances conducive to the contraction of this disease could not be ascertained. He arrived in Baltimore about the last of September, feeling extremely weak and debilitated and suffering from some obstinate intestinal trouble. In consequence of this general condition he abandoned his return trip to Liverpool, entered a sailors' boarding house, and after remaining there for three or four days was admitted (Oct. 2, 1901) to Bayview Hospital.

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