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May 10, 1913

Malaria—Cause and Control.

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By William B. Herms, M.A., Assistant Professor of Applied Parasitology, University of California. Cloth. Price, $1.50 net. Pp. 163, with 39 illustrations. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1913.

JAMA. 1913;60(19):1489. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340190083031

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Abstract

It may be a matter of some surprise to many to know that California, in certain sections, has considerable malaria. It is asserted that it, like hookworm, has been imported into the state—probably by settlers from the malarious districts of other Southern states. This book gives a history of the systematic efforts to eradicate the malarial mosquito by the health authorities in the state and the different communities in which malaria exists. Most of this work has been done under the supervision of the author of the book.

The campaign in any community always included a mosquito survey, the enlistment of the support of the local health authorities, the proprietors of land projects, the education of the people, including the children in the schools, and such permanent measures as drainage and filling, and temporary measures such as the oiling of ponds and all pools of stagnant water. Legal measures authorizing

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