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HOOKWORM'S RAVAGES.

(Received April 15, 11 a.m.) BRISBANE, April 15.

Dr. Lambert, who is investigating the hookworm, on behalf of the Rockfeller Foundation, reports that 23 per cent, of the coastal population is infected, and the infection is extraordinarily high among the aboriginals, who act as carriers of the disease. The infection is having a progressive deteriorating effect on forty per cent of the school children, and if left to run for a few more generations, will mean a race of comparative imbeciles and physical degenerates, instead of a dominant white race in the North.

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HOOKWORM'S RAVAGES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9587, 15 April 1919

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HOOKWORM'S RAVAGES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9587, 15 April 1919

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