History of U.S. military contributions to the study of parasitic diseases

Nancy F. Crum*, Naomi E. Aronson, Edith R. Lederman, Janice M. Rusnak, John H. Cross

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Abstract

U.S. military researchers have made major contributions to the discovery, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a number of parasitic diseases. We review the paramount U.S. military contributions to the understanding of leishmaniasis, filariasis, schistosomiasis, trypanosomiasis, gastrointestinal parasites, intestinal capillariasis, and angiostrongyliasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-29
Number of pages13
JournalMilitary Medicine
Volume170
Issue number4 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes

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