ROBERT T. LYONS; JEROME BENSON
The presence of Puerto Rican troops of the U. S. Army in the European Theater presented the opportunity of studying Schistosoma mansoni in a non-endemic area.
These troops passed the usual induction physical examination and were considered to be in good health. Only one patient in this series of 26 was admitted to the hospital with the diagnosis of schistosomiasis; the remaining 25 were admitted with such complaints as frostbite, fracture, and some medical conditions usually not related to schistosomal infestation. Opportunity was afforded to study Puerto Rican troops admitted to the hospital, and a surprising
LYONS RT, BENSON J. SCHISTOSOMA MANSONI: A STUDY OF 26 PUERTO RICANS IN A NON-ENDEMIC AREA1. Ann Intern Med. ;40:1194–1206. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-6-1194
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(6):1194-1206.
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