Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name


Department (Legacy)

Department of Bacteriology

Committee Chair

Kennedy, James A.

Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)

Miller, A. J.

Committee Member

Knighton, Holmes T.


Louisville General Hospital (Louisville, Ky.); Louisville General Hospital; Trichinosis


With the advent of improved methods of examination of muscle tissue for the presence of Trichinella spiralis and the detection of trichinosis by the skin and precipitin tests, there has been an awakening of interest in the disease which has resulted in a greatly increased volume of statistical data. The present survey was undertaken with the thought in mind that it might be of statistical interest to determine the incidence of infestation with Trichinella spiralis in patients coming to autopsy at the Louisville General Hospital. This incidence was determined by the examination of the diaphragms of these patients.