Extracorporeal Filtration in the Treatment of Experimentally Infected Baboons

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  • Departments of Medicine and Surgery, Cornell University Medical College, New York, N. Y.


Baboons experimentally infected with S. mansoni were treated by extracorporeal filtration of the hepatic blood after mobilization of the parasites from the intestinal tract by intravenous injection of tartar emetic. Ninety-eight percent of the adult worms were removed. This operation may have significant application in the treatment of human beings and also in the execution of certain heretofore difficult studies in experimental schistosomiasis.