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October 15, 1932

MOSCOW

JAMA. 1932;99(16):1368-1369. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740680064025

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Abstract

Campaign Against Malaria  One of the principal questions studied at the All-Union conference for planning public health in the second five year plan at Moscow in May was the problem of complete eradication of malaria. In 1923 the number of new malaria cases in the Soviet Union was about four million. In 1930, as a resultof curative and preventive measures that were taken, about one million persons fell ill with malaria. Until the present time malaria has chiefly been fought by curative measures. Such measures as pouring petroleum over water supplies, tanks and wells, and spraying swamps with paris green, were not in general use because of lack of material. The growth of the oil industry and the increase in the amount of land under cultivation have a positive influence on the decrease of malaria. Nevertheless, curative work in malaria areas will continue to be of great importance. In localities

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