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"Bothriocephalus Anemia"—Diphyllobothrium Latum and Pernicious Anemia.

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By BIRKELAND IVAR W.. , M.D. (Medicine. , 1932; , xi:, 1.-139.)

Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(11):1440-1441. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-5-11-1440_2
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The fish tapeworm has been reported in more than 250 cases of infestation of human beings on the continent of North America. At least twenty-three cases have been reported in patients who have spent their entire lives in this part of the world. The frequency of infestation is increasing so that the fish tape-worm is now estimated to be the most common cestode in the North-Central States and Central Canada. In New York City, as well as in Chicago and Minneapolis, the numerical predominance of this parasite over the pork and beef tapeworms has been recognized. While a majority of


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