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American murderer : the parasite that haunted the South

Jarrow, Gail (author.).

Summary: "Imagine microscopic worms living in the soil. They enter your body through your bare feet, travel to your intestines, and stay there for years sucking your blood like vampires. You feel exhausted. You get sick easily. It sounds like a nightmare, but that's what happened in the American South during the 1800s and early 1900s. Doctors never guessed that hookworms were making patients ill, but zoologist Charles Stiles knew better. Working with one of the first public health organizations, he and his colleagues treated the sick and showed Southerners how to protect themselves by wearing shoes and using outhouses so that the worms didn't spread. Although hookworm was eventually controlled in the United States, the parasite remains a serious health problem throughout the world. The topic of this STEM book remains relevant and will fascinate young readers interested in medicine, science, history-and gross stories about bloodsucking creatures"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781684378159
  • ISBN: 168437815X
  • ISBN: 9781635928297
  • Physical Description: print
    159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers, [2022]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 142-147) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Vampire -- Worm scientist -- Unlocking secrets -- The laziness germ : all about hookworms -- Battling Necator -- "Skidoo, hookworm" -- Hookworm socials -- The privy problem -- A curse is lifted -- The bloodsucker lives on.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10-17 Calkins Creek.
Grades 7-9 Calkins Creek.
Subject: Stiles, Charles Wardell 1867-1941 Juvenile literature
Hookworm disease Southern States Prevention History 19th century Juvenile literature
Hookworm disease Southern States Prevention History 20th century Juvenile literature
Public health Southern States History 19th century Juvenile literature
Public health Southern States History 20th century Juvenile literature
Necator americanus Southern States Juvenile literature
Stiles, Charles Wardell 1867-1941
Hookworm disease Southern States Prevention History 19th century
Hookworm disease Southern States Prevention History 21th century
Public health Southern States History 19th century
Public health Southern States History 21th century
Necator americanus Southern States
Santé publique États-Unis (Sud) Histoire 19e siècle Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Santé publique États-Unis (Sud) Histoire 20e siècle Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
MEDICAL / Public Health
Stiles, Charles Wardell 1867-1941
Hookworm disease Prevention
Necator americanus
Public health
Southern States
Genre: Biography
illustrated books.
Biographies.
History.
Illustrated works.
Instructional and educational works.
Juvenile works.
Instructional and educational works.
Illustrated works.
Biographies.
Matériel d'éducation et de formation.
Ouvrages illustrés.
Biographies.

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