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November 17, 1923

Memoirs: With a Full Account of the Great Malaria Problem and Its Solution.

JAMA. 1923;81(20):1715-1716. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650200065036

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Sir Ronald Ross' Memoirs make a book of nearly 550 solidly printed pages. The author first gives his pedigree, going back into the dim past, where it becomes obscure. Born in India in 1857, during the Indian mutiny, son of an Indian army officer, his early boyhood was spent in that country, but his education was obtained in England. For a time it would seem that he was as likely to be a novelist, a poet or a dramatist as a medical man; for years he dabbled as much in one as in the other; in fact, as late as 1892 he wrote that he was thinking of taking to literature as a profession after his first pension became due. His publications in the field of romance, the drama and poetry alone, judging from the number, indicate diversified talents. Later in life, although he had little fundamental knowledge of the

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