May 17 - Hookworm Rural disease, warm climates Needs to be...

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Hookworm Rural disease, warm climates Needs to be in area where feces is exposed to others Worms go through skin near toes, through cardio vas system to lungs, up to mouth, down to intestines, breed, eggs dropped with feces to be spread Hookworms draw blood, causes anemia, slowness, laziness, more susceptible to disease, stunts growth Common in the American South by 1900 Not recognized in the south because the laziness/slow going was seen as normal, not a disease Charles Wardell Stiles (American; 1867-1941) Biologist, from northern US Proposed the presence of hookworm in US because of cases in Puerto Rico in 1900 Had no evidence but proposed laziness in south may be from infectious disease 1902 announcement of “germ of laziness” Media at convention where Stiles presented idea brought attention to idea Sets off national awareness, mainly negative connotations of the southerners 1908 funding of hookworm survey by Rockefeller Foundation Stiles found enough hook worm in the south to be funded Funding went to educating the people of the south, treatment Rich diet of iron can help defend from hook worm, this was not available in the
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2010 for the course BIOL BIO 101 taught by Professor Drumheller during the Spring '10 term at University of Washington.

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