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For more than a hundred years travellers and explorers returning from the valley of the Amazon have brought back the strange story of a fish alleged to have the extraordinary habit of entering the human urethra, in both male and female bathers, particularly when passing urine while bathing. The unfortunate victim of such a remarkable accident, particularly the male, finds himself in a most serious predicament, for this tiny fish, once engaged in the urethra, fastens itself there through the erection of spinous processes on its gill covers, and can be removed only by means of a most serious operation,
THE ONLY HUMAN VERTEBRATE PARASITE. Ann Intern Med. ;3:1055–1058. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-10-1055
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;3(10):1055-1058.
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