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December 13, 1947

A Survey of Antimalarial Drugs, 1941-1945

JAMA. 1947;135(15):1039. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890150083027

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These volumes are intended to present in organized form the result of a vast coordinated research program on the development and study of antimalarial drugs. Volume I provides a history of the cooperative program, a résumé of the pharmacologic investigations of antimalarial drugs, chemical series of potential interest, rationale underlying the clinical evaluation of antimalarial drugs, a summary of data on the drugs tested in man and descriptions of the various testing procedures. Volume II (parts I and II) provides tables on which may be found a chemical description of the drug and other pertinent information. The books are of unquestionable value for those engaged in research and teaching, but even more important they provide a permanent testimonial to the value that sometimes may be obtained from planned coordinated research. In wartime information frequently must be restricted but in peacetime, when such participating research workers are permitted scientifíc freedom, this

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