Volume 13, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


The recent discovery of (a lungworm of rats) in the human brain and eye, and the probability that it is a major cause of eosinophilic meningitis in the Pacific area have focused attention on a relatively obscure and nearly inaccessible report of its first discovery in man. Reference to this report, published in Japanese by S. Nomura and P. H. Lin in 1945, failed to appear in standard indexing and abstracting journals, but came to attention when referred to in English by Hsieh in 1959. The journal containing the original article is not available in the United States and presumably is rare elsewhere, except in Taiwan (Formosa).

Copies and translations of the article have been obtained through colleagues in Taiwan, Japan and the United States, and the purpose of this memorandum is to make the translated case-report part of the article available to other workers.


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