He also showed that the entozoon was the cause of the hmaturia known to be endemic at the Cape.
We know nothing, for certain, respecting the source of this entozoon.
From the earliest times this entozoon has been confounded with the palisade worm.
Experiments with the cultivation of our three species of the genus Nyctotherus and of Balantidium entozoon and B. coli.
The occurrence, however, of this entozoon in an American red fox points to a very wide geographical distribution of the species.
In a large number of cases the entozoon has taken up its abode in organs of vital importance.
With Professor Owen remains the honor of having first scientifically verified, described, and named the entozoon.
On the other hand, in not a few cases, the range of the entozoon is limited to a single territory or host.
The first discovery of this entozoon, in its embryo state, was made by Wucherer on the 4th of August, 1866.
As above mentioned, it was Griesinger who first pointed out the clinical importance of this entozoon.