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May 31, 1930

The Epidemiology and Control of Malaria in Palestine.

JAMA. 1930;94(22):1788. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710480064036

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This monographic treatment of the malaria problem in Palestine contains a large fund of data dealing with the medical, entomologic and public health aspects of the subject, most of which has been previously published. It serves admirably to emphasize that detailed rules for malaria control, applicable throughout the world or even throughout a country, cannot be formulated; that the problem is predominantly local and can therefore be solved only after a detailed study of local conditions. The author and his associates carried out such a detailed study as is evidenced by the subjects discussed: Two chapters deal with topography and climate of the country and the social, economic and health conditions of the people; two with biology of the anophelines; two with incidence, etiology and epidemiology of malaria, and two with methods and results of control measures which, where successful, were largely antilarval methods. One chapter deals with various methods

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