CLIFFORD L. SPINGARN, M.D.; MORTON H. EDELMAN, M.D.
In recent years there has been a considerable increase in the number of people of Puerto Rican birth living in New York City. By the end of 1953 this group had grown to 355,000 persons, nearly a doubling in size since 1950.1 An anticipated medical result of this mass migration has been the recognition here among these people of many cases of chronic infection with the trematode worm, Schistosoma mansoni. In Puerto Rico, with a population of 2,250,000, the incidence of schistosomiasis is about 10%, and in some localities the infection rate exceeds 30%.2 Fortunately, the specific snail vectors required
SPINGARN CL, EDELMAN MH. OBSERVATIONS ON THE TREATMENT OF SCHISTOSOMIASIS MANSONI WITH FUADIN1. Ann Intern Med. ;42:1198–1205. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-6-1198
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(6):1198-1205.
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