This section is from the book "A Manual Of Pathology", by Guthrie McConnell. Also available from Amazon: A Manual Of Pathology.
The Taenia Mediocanellata (Saginata), the beef tapeworm, is the most common variety. It varies in length from 4 to 8 meters, with about 1000 segments. Head is small, is flattened on the top, has no rostellum nor hooklets, but possesses four sucking discs.
Fig. 110. - Taenia Mediocanellata (Saginata) (Eichhorst).
Fig. 107. - Head of Taenia Mediocanellata (Saginata) (Mosler and Peiper).
Fig. 108. - Mature Segments of Taenia Mediocanellata (Saginata) (Mosler and Peiper).
Fig. 109. - Eggs of Taenia Mediocanellata (Saginata).
(Mosler and Peiper).
Fig. 111. - Head of Dibothriocephalus Latus (Blanchard).
a, a, Bothridies; b, neck.
Fig. 112. - Ripe Segments of Dibothriocephalus Latus (Mosler and Peiper).
The uterus is like that of T. solium, but possesses from 20 to 30 lateral branches which frequently divide dichotomously. The genital pore is on alternate sides of the proglottides, which are longer than they are broad when fully matured. The eggs are a little larger and more oval than those of T. solium, otherwise very similar. Results from the eating of improperly cooked beef.