Biocca,Ettore

This post was written by ali on July 17, 2009
Posted Under: Parasitologists,World Parasitologists
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Place of work: Sapieanza Uni,Rome,Italy
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Ettore Biocca, (Roma) 1912-2001, Italian parasitologist, who worked much in South America, is honoured in the parasitic nematod name Cucullanus bioccai Orechia & Paggi, 1987. Biocca also became interested in anthropology and published a book about Helena Valero, a girl kidnapped by Amazonian Indians when she was 11 in 1932 and finally escaping in 1956, but being rejected by her original family, she returned to live on the banks of Orinoco close to her indian friends.

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