Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: intestinal parasites

  • Of vermicide and vermifuge: A history of intestinal parasites at sea

    Richard de Grijs Sydney, Australia   Sea surgeon P. Power’s reported length of the helminth (top) passed by his young patient Ellen McCarthy, compared with other instances of his hand-written number “7”. The inset shows one of the few other instances of Power’s hand-written number “½”in this journal. (Power, 1825: ref. 2; reproduced under Open…