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Within the last twenty years there has occurred a most interesting increase in the incidence of broad tapeworm (Diphyllobothrium latum) infestation throughout the United States, to such an extent that this parasite must be now regarded as of both medical and economic importance in this country. In 1895 very few human cases of infestation with this tapeworm had been seen in America, and such clinical rarities were confined to their occurrence in immigrants from the Baltic region, Finns especially bringing with them from their homeland one or more specimens in their intestines. Wherever a large aggregation of Finnish immigrants was
The Spread of Broad Tapeworm Infestation Throughout the United States. Ann Intern Med. ;1:935–937. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-1-11-935
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;1(11):935-937.
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