WILLIAM C. BOECK, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In 1922, Ely, Reed and Wyckoff,1 and Kofoid and Swezy2 announced the finding of Endameba histolytica in the lesions of arthritis deformans. In this same year Kofoid, Boyers and Swezy3 described the presence of the amebae in the lymph nodes in cases of Hodgkin's disease. A new conception of the clinical picture of chronic amebiasis was developed as a result of these findings, and is described in the papers of Boyers, Kofoid and Swezy4 in 1925, and of Craig5 in 1927. The former authors, especially, stressed the multiplicity of symptoms due to chronic amebiasis and felt that the patients suffer
BOECK WC. Amebic Invasion of Lymphoid Tissue and Its Probable Clinical Significance1. Ann Intern Med. 1933;6:1546–1559. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-12-1546
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