Historic Hookworm Disease Film

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Historic Hookworm Disease Film

As a result of a lack of indoor plumbing and poor sanitary conditions, many residential homes suffered from parasites such as hookworms in the 1900s. This educational DVD features great historical information on the causes and symptoms of these irksome parasites!

Included Films:

Unhooking the HookWorm

Unhooking the HookWorm

Produced: 1922

Length: 10 Minutes

Its hard to believe that the dew is alive with danger – but let us see. This vintage hygiene film gives an up-close and personal look at hookworm anatomy and how hookworms enter and travel through the human body. The film cautions viewers to beware of the ills of hookworm disease and teaches the symptoms to be wary of in severe cases, such as skinniness and great weakness. This educational film aims to rid the earth of these pesky parasitic worms.

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