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January 3, 1931

An Introduction to Malariology.

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By Mark F. Boyd. Cloth. Price, $5. Pp. 437, with 82 illustrations. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1930.

JAMA. 1931;96(1):64. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720270066035

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Abstract

The author rightly remarks that there are few problems in which a broad outlook is more essential and more difficult of attainment than in malaria control. The present book attempts to outline this broad outlook. It grew out of a cooperative course on malariology given in Rio de Janeiro in 1925 by the National Department of Public Health of Brazil and the Rockefeller Foundation. An introductory chapter gives in outline the high spots in the history of the disease and its geographic distribution. In the second chapter, under the title of natural history of malaria, are considered such questions as sources of infection, relapses and resistance, splenomegaly, various factors in infection of mosquitoes and man, various biologic factors in the life of mosquitoes influencing carriage of the infection, and malaria prevalence. Chapter III gives the material and methods for making malaria surveys, together with the methods for a critical analysis

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