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August 8, 1931


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Door Dr. Denis Mulder. Boards. Pp. 93, with illustrations. The Haag: G. C. T. Van Dorp & Co., 1931.

JAMA. 1931;97(6):413. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730060051037

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The theory is advanced that the freedom of the plateaus of Bandoeng (Java) from autochthonous malaria is to be explained by the therapeutic action of the tropical sunlight. Some of these places abound in permanent bodies of water. There is also a considerable amount of malaria brought into the region. However, no new cases of malaria occur. It is pointed out that tropical sunlight contains a large amount of ultraviolet radiation and that the tropical plateaus receive a wealth of it. Successful therapeusis of malaria by ultraviolet rays is claimed. The author believes that this opens the way to the successful control of malaria. Two of the original reprints on radiation therapy by the author are included within the front cover.

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