Volume s1-30, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


By way of introduction to this panel on amebiasis we would like to recall the statement of the eminent English protozoologist, Dr. C. M. Wenyon (1947), who recently stated that interest in amebiasis seems to be stimulated by great wars. That was true after the First World War and it is occurring again at the present time. We know that groups of our servicemen were exposed to during their time in the services; and from the work of Becker (1946), Jacobs . (1946), and others, we realize that many of these servicemen must have returned to civilian life harboring the parasite, but—what has been the effect of these service-acquired infections upon the amebiasis problem in the United States? In view of the pre-existing prevalence of , it is well to remember the statement of Simmonds (1943):


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