AUGUSTUS A. HALL, M.D.
The infrequency with which trichiniasis is recognized in man restricts the opportunity to study this disease and makes it important to utilize all cases whenever possible for the investigation of the Bachman intradermal test.
The consumption of raw or inadequately cooked meat is more common in this country than is generally appreciated. While this is often done inadvertently, there are many who, from choice, eat raw sausages or other forms of pork deliberately, and these individuals constitute the majority of the more severe cases of trichiniasis.
The discovery and development of our knowledge of human trichiniasis has been reviewed recently,
HALL AA. AN OUTBREAK OF TRICHINIASIS IN CENTRAL OHIO AND THE USE OF THE BACHMAN INTRADERMAL SKIN1. Ann Intern Med. ;10:1544–1550. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-10-1544
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