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December 21, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(25):1683-1684. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470510039009

In connection with ankylostomiasis attention was called1 to the importance of careful examination of the feces in cases of anemia and intestinal disturbances. The injunction to examine the feces for these parasites should be extended to other cases as well; for it appears that when this is done instances of intestinal infection with animal parasites are sure to be discovered sooner or later of which the profession of this country now know little or nothing, because they are not supposed to ever occur here. This is illustrated by the reports of Strong2 and Thayer3 of cases of diarrhea associated with the presence of strongyloides intestinalis in the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Both of these writers give careful reviews of the literature. In the first case, observed by Strong, the parasite was discovered in a patient with amebic dysentery and abscess of the liver. In Manila Strong had the