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[Human helminthiasis at the Gauls].

  title={[Human helminthiasis at the Gauls].},
  author={J. J. Rousset and Claude H{\'e}ron and P Metrot},
  journal={Histoire des sciences medicales},
  volume={30 1},
It was possible to realize a salvaging in urgency in a building site into the enclosure of the Hôpital Avicenne in Bobigny (seine-Saint-Denis). Into ditches, traces of a native farm from the second century AC, near miscellaneous objects (pots, hatchets, fibules, pieces) was found twelve skeletons. In the ground, extracted between the wings of ilium of an adult skeleton, with an appropriated technical, it was possible to find eggs of Trichuris trichiura and a lot of eggs of Ascaris lumbrocoides… 

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