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Date1010
AuthorAvicenna
ContributionWrote medical text that included mention of various parasitic worms.
ReferenceCampillo
NotesIbn Sina, known in the West as Avicenna, mentioned worms that apperar to include tapeworms and nematodes including ascarids, pinworms and Dracunculus medinensis. The date is approximate. The reference is: M. Cordero del Campillo, Vet. Parasitol. 33: 93-116, 1989. See also Grove. This is one of many accounts of macroparasites in antiquity. See the more precisely dated 1379 Brie for the reason for including a few, but only a few, such records in the Germ Theory Timeline.
CategoryMiscellany
Pathogen ClassHelminths

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