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September 1, 1883

Malarial Poisoning the Cause of Hæmaturia.

JAMA. 1883;I(8):252. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390080028012

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Abstract

This is a pamphlet of fourteen pages, reprinted from the Transactions of the Medical Association of Georgia, 1882.

The writer adduces satisfactory proof of the connection between the action of concentrated malarial poison and a dangerous form of hæmaturia. He relates some instructive cases with their treatment, and closes his paper with the following question and answer:

" Why has the malignancy of malarial fevers so increased, especially in the cotton-growing States, since the war? One of the most potent and rational causes, to our mind, is on account of the failure on the part of agriculturists generally to properly drain their bottom, branch and creek lands, as they did before the war, thereby preventing vegetable decomposition during the summer and autumn months, which is sure to produce miasmatic fevers.

" Such lands were then appreciated and kept in a high state of cultivation, and the annual return from the crops abundantly

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