|Contribution||Reported discovery of hookworm in humans.|
|Notes||Angelo Dubini. He had seen the parasite in 1838. His 1843 paper arose from observations made in late 1842, and included the naming of the worm (originally Agchylostoma duodenale) and discussion of why it had not been discovered earlier. Dubini, a proponent of the clinic-and-autopsy medicine that had recently come into vogue, reported finding hookworm in 20% of cadavers. He was tentative in ascribing pathogenicity to it. The generic name was later corrected to Ancylostoma.|
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