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May 19, 1928

TURKEY

JAMA. 1928;90(20):1642-1643. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690470048023

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Abstract

Antimalarial Work in Turkey  At the suggestion of the ministry of hygiene, the Great National Assembly passed in 1926 a law by which appropriation was made for a campaign in the malaria regions. Malaria is the most prevalent disease in Turkey. The campaign started in 1925, and the provinces of Angora, Adana and Aidin were selected as the first regions to be dealt with. Since Angora had been chosen the new capital, it came first in importance because of the incidence of malaria among the government officials who were obliged to live there. The provinces of Adana and Aidin were selected because they seemed to have the highest percentage of the disease and because of their productive value. In 1926, the provinces of Konia, Brussa, Samsoun and Izmid were included.According to the new malaria law passed in May, 1926, all new graduates of the medical university are required to

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