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October 25, 1941

Annual Report of the Malaria Advisory Board, Federated Malay States, for the Year 1940

JAMA. 1941;117(17):1487. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820430083035

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This annual report may be of interest to those active in the prevention and treatment of malaria. The booklet is divided into eighteen sections. Of primary interest are those portions discussing the incidence and control of malaria, and supplies of antimalarial drugs and antilarval preparations. The mortality rate in 49,000 hospitalized cases was 2.2 and the monthly totals of malaria cases showed a similarity of pattern for all the states. Because of wartime conditions the supply of antimalarial drugs has been threatened and the board has advised building up reserve stocks of quinine and other antimalarial agents. The discussion of this problem pertinently points out that an army moving through malaria infested territory might have to resort to mass prophylaxis. In the discussion on experiments with antilarval preparations it is succinctly suggested that manufacturers, before attempting to market an antimalarial preparation, would do well to realize that they have to

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