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October 1929


Am J Dis Child. 1929;38(4):899-900. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930100219026

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The book includes a consideration of the symptomatology and treatment for diseases caused by Ascaris lumbricoides, Oxyuris vermicularis, Trichocephalus dispar, Lamblia intestinalis and Trichomonas intestinalis. There are 210 pages divided into five chapters as follows: 1, Worm Toxins; 2, Symptoms; 3, Rôle of the Laboratory; 4, Diagnosis, and 5, Treatment.

It is stated that the author wishes to present a practical work for physicians and specialists who encounter the carriers of these common parasites.

Much emphasis is laid on the toxicity of the parasites, the author stating that it must be admitted from the beginning that this toxicity of the worms causes all the signs and may be far-reaching. He further states that the "laboratory procedures for finding the ova in the stools are too useful to be passed without mention," but he believes that when the observations are negative "they should be accepted in spirit but should not take

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