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46 TEXAS NATURE OBSERVATIONS AND REMINISCENCES.
whitish, hard kernels not larger
than a pinhead. These kernels, if
compressed between two slide
glasses and examined with a mag-
nifying glass, show an oval or
roundish worm-like body with a
short and rather broad neck (in
its contracted state) and a mi-
nute head. If put under micro-
scopic examination, it is at once
apparent that these bodies are
some species of the larval state of
appearance of these minlllte laenia
bodies plainly. In generall these
ecllinoeocci of ral)l)it correspond
to the eclhinoecocns parasite of
man, only that in man, while it
is found ill nearly all organs, but
especially in the liver, it is a para-
site that, as stated, nearly exclu-
sively infests the niustlar sys-
tem of the rabiit sini la to the
trichina spiralis of man, and some
species of cysticer i-- only that
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Section of Lumbar MIuscle Infected 'ts th the Cv sts 1. 2 andt 3. Ar 4 the I) sect el Mtuc I 40, n
and 3 represents N uue rott EcchIinocoeccit uct Encu tc4
the taenia echinocoecus--showing,
the peculiar segtmented apartment
across the body and neck of the
worm, and the head-part shows
a number of round sucking-cups
generally fonur or six, and a num-
ber of delicate curved hooklets.
Some of the micro-photographs
herewith submnittel and prepared
from a rabbit killed only a few
days ago, show the histological
the latter ii thle ralbblit, like t1he
ehinllioclls of llillan, more oft(!n
invade the liver, kidneys, dia-
phratim. liugs, pleura, iiitestiles,
the thbilbs, pelvic organils (esipec-
ially the siltre.tal tissues). lyin-
piiatics and silbeuitaneous cellular
tissue, et'. The echiiio'oeus
tapewiOri ll ]in ai is (ldescrilwe(l as
a very small taenia, wit L only
four or five joints.
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Menger, R. Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscenses, book, 1913; San Antonio, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143558/m1/50/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.