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Patient with Dracunculus medinensis (Guinea worm) (MIS 67-1563-7), National Museum of Health and Medicine | by medicalmuseum
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Patient with Dracunculus medinensis (Guinea worm) (MIS 67-1563-7), National Museum of Health and Medicine

Patient with Dracunculus medinensis (Guinea worm) (MIS 67-1563-7), National Museum of Health and Medicine

 

Description: A patient with Dracunculus medinensis (Guinea worm) in his foot is admitted to the hospital.

 

Dracunculus medinensis, or Guinea worm, is a nematode that infects humans and domestic animals through contaminated water.

 

Date: unknown

 

Photo ID: MIS 67-1563-7

 

Source collection: OHA 223.05: Medical Illustration Service Library, Atlas of Tropical and Extraordinary Diseases Series.

 

Repository: National Museum of Health and Medicine, Otis Historical Archives

 

Rights: No known restrictions upon publication, physical copy retained by National Museum of Health and Medicine. Publication and high resolution image requests should be directed to the NMHM (www.medicalmuseum.mil/)

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Taken on September 2, 2010