The Relation of Plasmodium Falciparum to the Human Red Blood Cell as Determined by Sections

Herbert L. Ratcliffe Department of Protozoology of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Heatth, Baltimore, Maryland

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Summary and Conclusions

Placental tissues from a person infected with Plasmodium falciparum was fixed in Bouin's fluid, dehydrated, and embedded in paraffin. Sections 2µ in thickness were cut, and stained in Harris's hematoxylin. The parasites have been found invariably to be intracellular.

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