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A cartoon from “The Story of a Boy,” created by the Rockefeller Sanitary 
Commission in the early 1900s to help educate poor residents of the South about hookworm disease. (B. STEPHANY/ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION)

Lessons Learned

In the fall of 1902, Dr. Charles Wardell Stiles, a zoologist with the U.S. Public Health Service, got a hunch that parasites were causing large swaths of the South’s rural poor to suffer an array of debilitating symptoms.