History of U.S. military contributions to the study of parasitic diseases

Mil Med. 2005 Apr;170(4 Suppl):17-29. doi: 10.7205/milmed.170.4s.17.


U.S. military researchers have made major contributions to the discovery, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a number of parasitic diseases. We review the paramount U.S. military contributions to the understanding of leishmaniasis, filariasis, schistosomiasis, trypanosomiasis, gastrointestinal parasites, intestinal capillariasis, and angiostrongyliasis.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research / history
  • Communicable Disease Control / history*
  • Communicable Disease Control / methods
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Military Medicine / history*
  • Parasitic Diseases / history*
  • United States