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Date1854
AuthorGriesinger
Contributionb. Reported hookworm as cause of fatal blood loss.
ReferenceGrove
NotesAt autopsy of a case of "Egyptiam chlorosis," he found numerous hookworm (Ancylostoma duodenale) and noted the small hemorrhage around each. He postulated that sustained blood loss would account for the severe anemia typical of "chlorotic" patients. See 1852.
CategoryCausation
Pathogen ClassHelminths

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