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November 8, 1930


JAMA. 1930;95(19):1438-1439. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720190050019

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International Congress on Malaria  The Second International Congress on Malaria was held in Algeria. Representatives from thirty-eight countries attended, and Professor Lutrario, president of the Commissione malariologica della Società delle Nazioni, was the head of the Italian delegation.Before the section on parasitology, Dr. G. Raffaele of Rome spoke on the classification of the plasmodia found in birds. Owing to the impossibility of transmitting human malaria to animals, and by reason of the resemblance between malaria parasites of birds and those of man, research carried out with birds may be applied to man. The speaker was able to distinguish, in Italy, two types of plasmodia in birds—namely, Plasmodium praecox of Grassi and Feletti and Plasmodium majus, which was differentiated by Raffaele himself. Usually the two species are associated.Before the section on entomology, Professor Franchini of Bologna presented a paper on the anopheline fauna of the Italian colonies.Addressing the

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