Showing posts with label tapeworms. Show all posts
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Letter of the Day: April 28 - parasitic worms

1302 Fillnut St.

April 28, 1886

Dear Dr. Billings,

About a year ago you wrote to me proposing to send to me for identification some specimens of entozoa in the Army Medical Museum. If you will now at your convenience have the collection sent to the following address, at my leisure, I will examine the speciments and in due time report therein.

Sincerely yours,

Joseph Leidy

Prof. Joseph Leidy
Biological Dept University of Pennsylvania
West Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pa

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Letter of the Day: March 2

We may very well have the type of oil wrong.




Baton Rouge Barracks, La.

March 2, 1878


Surgeon General U.S.A.

Washington, D.C.




I have the honor to state that I have delivered to the A.A.Q.M. [Acting Assistant Quarter Master], at this Post for transportation to the Army Medical Museum, a small vial containing the head of a Tape Worm. Taenia solium? It was discharged by a  child 2 ½ years of age on May 12, 1876.The child had been treated for the worm at different times, for more than a year previous to that time.


Treatment – Complete starvation for twenty-four hours – The administration at the end of that time of Zi oil of Male Fern – and the repetition of the same does with Z; castor oil 12 hours subsequently. The patient has been entirely free from any signs of Tape Worm from that time to the present. I trust the contribution though small, may be acceptable.


Very Respectfully

Your obedient servant

(Signed) M. E. Taylor

Assistant Surgeon U.S.A.

Post Surgeon


A true copy

George A. Otis

Asst Surg. USA