April 10, 1948


JAMA. 1948;136(15):990-991. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890320034013

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DDT DUSTING DURING CHOLERA EPIDEMIC  Two C-47 transport planes equipped with DDT spray tanks flew a total of two hundred and six missions against choleracarrying flies and malaria-carrying mosquitoes in Egypt, the Mediterranean theater and Germany during 1947. The Air Surgeon's Office, U. S. Army Headquarters in Europe, reports that from October 16, when they answered an emergency request through the United Nations' World Health Organization to help check the cholera epidemic in Egypt, until December 16 the C-47s flew a hundred and ten sorties over the choleraaffected districts of Cairo, Alexandria and neighboring villages.During two months of serial spraying in Egypt, the transports, equipped with four 200 gallon tanks capable of saturating an

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