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To the Editor:—
In following observation regarding tropical types of malaria transplanted to the St. Louis area may be of some interest:I was a resident in the St. Louis City Hospital from June 1904 to June 1910. The St. Louis World's Fair held in 1904 attracted many visitors from all parts of the world. Many came from tropical and subtropical countries and islands. Many of these tropical visitors were residents in the various concessions at the fair for about seven months in 1904.Our local mosquitoes naturally became carriers for almost all types of malaria. Before 1904 our City Hospital records showed an average admission of 1 to 3 malaria patients daily during the summer and fall months. During 1904 quite a number of malaria patients, residents at the fair, from the tropics were admitted to the hospital, suffering from estivoautumnal and other tropical types of malaria. Local residents
Shutt CH. MALARIA IN ST. LOUIS AREA. JAMA. 1946;130(12):815. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870120061023