Worms; A Series of Lectures on Practical Helminthology Delivered at the Medical College of the Middlesex Hospital with Cases Illustrating the Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Internal Parasitic Diseases

Worms; A Series of Lectures on Practical Helminthology Delivered at the Medical College of the Middlesex Hospital with Cases Illustrating the Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Internal Parasitic Diseases

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...and obnoxious maladies with which we have to deal. Five out of every six persons who come to you stating that they are troubled with worms, wish you to understand that they are infested with Ascarides or, more properly, Oxyurides. Some persons innocently suppose that there are but two kinds of human entozoa, namely, threadworms and tapeworms; and they are not a little surprised when you inform them that all mankind are liable to be invaded by one or other of at least a score of distinct specific forms of helminth. As a rule, however, it is better to withhold this sort of information, for in the case of nervous and apprehensive persons your communicativeness might induce serious mischief. The human threadworms, properly so called, refer exclusively to the species termed Oxyuris vermicu-laris, which may emphatically be called the children's pest. Although its presence within the human, body is seldom attended with fatal results, there is no entozoon more universally distributed amongst the younger members of our race. At the same time it is an entire mistake to suppose that it confines its attacks to young persons, since we are liable to play the part of host at any age. Some persons, indeed, are all their lifetime subject to this disagreeable form of helminthiasis. As I have stated in the second edition of my i smaller treatise (now out of print), the existence of oxyuris, as happens also with some other entozoa, is not limited to either hemisphere, though it appears to be rather more abundant in warm than in cold climates. In this country it is not so frequent as on the Continent; nevertheless, with such data as have been placed before you thus far, I have been led to hazard the statement, that probably about one-tenth of our island population...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236667190
  • 9781236667199