Ascaris lumbricoides

This post was written by ali on May 27, 2009
Posted Under: Parasites History

-Eggs were found in Human coprolites in  Peru dating from 2277 BC and Brazil from about 1660 to 1420 BC

-Middle kingdom Egyptian mummy dating from 1938 to 1600 BC

-China in the Ming Dynasty between AD 1368 and 1644

-17th Century detailed anatomy by Edward Tyson (UK) and shortly afterward by Francesco Redi(Italy)

References: 1 , 3 , 6 ,
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