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September 5, 1942

A Symposium on Human Malaria with Special Reference to North America and the Caribbean Region

JAMA. 1942;120(1):84-85. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830360086039

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This symposium, which was held at the Philadelphia meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Dec. 1, 1940 to Jan. 1, 1941, comes to hand at a time when we are acutely aware of the importance of malaria not only as a public health problem but also because of its prime military significance in certain parts of the world. One needs but recall its contribution to the fall of American resistance on Bataan Peninsula. It is possible in the limits of this review to do little more than mention the topics considered.

The book opens with a historical introduction, and the rest of the material is divided under seven main headings. That on parasitology deals with the distribution of malaria in North America, Mexico, Central America and the West Indies: the taxonomy, morphology, life cycle, physiology and detection of the strains infecting man. The section on anopheline

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