Gross Science

Hookworms and the Myth of the "Lazy Southerner"

Season 2 Episode 4 | 4m 16s | Video has closed captioning.

The stereotype of the "lazy Southerner" may have been caused by widespread hookworm infections in the American South.

Aired: 04/27/16

Rating: NR


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