STUDIES ON OXYURIASIS: XXVIII. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

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The project which has led to publication of the series of papers under the general title “Studies on Oxyuriasis” was initiated in 1936 by the late Dr. Maurice C. Hall, then chief of the Division of Zoology, as a result of his conviction that there was a need for a well rounded investigation in this field and his belief that group research would contribute effectively to this need. The resulting reports, a list of which is appended,1have appeared in a wide variety of publications, not all of which are readily available to the physician, particularly to the pediatrician, who is most interested in the subject. For this reason it is proposed in this final publication to summarize the salient facts reported in previous papers in the series so that the findings of most importance may be brought together in a single communication. Since the work