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July 12, 1924


JAMA. 1924;83(2):133. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660020055029

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Stamping Out Malaria in the Dobrudja  Professor Barbicescu has undertaken the task of stamping out malaria in the Dobrudja, a fertile nest of the malaria plasmodium. Dr. Barbicescu proposes commencing operations on the Black Sea side of the province, over an area of about 5,000 square miles, with a population of about 300,000. His scheme comprises the rendering mosquito-proof of all houses by means of wire gauze, and the withdrawal of their owners within the protected houses between sunset and sunrise. Those already suffering from the disease will be supplied gratuitously with quinin. A financier of Bucharest has generously offered to provide funds necessary. The rules of hygiene are to be enforced where necessary by the aid of the military, but interesting as is the experiment, some doubts are voiced in medical circles as to the success of a method that has to be enforced at the point of the

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