oa South African Medical Journal - Bilharziasis in the Transvaal : its diagnosis and incidence

Volume 25, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



*Formerly Medical Officer, Transvaal Bilharzia Committee. Abstracted and re-written from a portion of a thesis presented to the University of Pretoria for the degree of Doctor of Medicine, December 1948. The incidence of Bilharzia haematobium in the Transvaal, based on 15,000 urine examinations, is given. A preliminary investigation into the incidence of Bilharzia mansoni, using rectal biopsy technique, is reported. Other methods of diagnosis are briefly discussed.

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