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Volume 17, Number 5—May 2011

Historical Review

Evidence of Tungiasis in Pre-Hispanic America

Vicente MacoComments to Author , Manuel Tantaleán, and Eduardo Gotuzzo
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, New York, USA; and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

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Figure 3

Two globular Chimu huacos found in Pachacamac, a sandy land area in northern Lima. Each person is examining the soles of the feet, on which multiple punch-out lesions can be detected. Panels B and D are close-up views of the feet of the huacos shown in panels A and C, respectively. Catalogs B/8853 and B/8854, courtesy of the Department of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History.

Figure 3. Two globular Chimu huacos found in Pachacamac, a sandy land area in northern Lima. Each person is examining the soles of the feet, on which multiple punch-out lesions can be detected. Panels B and D are close-up views of the feet of the huacos shown in panels A and C, respectively. Catalogs B/8853 and B/8854, courtesy of the Department of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History.

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