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One by one the fads and barnacles attached to the medical practice craft, are scraped off by the attrition of time. For several years everybody has believed that the planting of Eucalyptus trees in a malarious district, was one of the natural means of prevention of malarial poisoning. They were rather rudely jostled by Tomasi—Crudelli and Klebs through the discovery of the plasmodium malariæ, but they were not entirely dislodged.
The article in the September number of the U. S. Consular Reports on the uses of the Eucalyptus tree would seem to have given the final stroke which sends the old belief to the limbo of exploded theories. That the fad has still a firm hold on the public is evident. Consul Hall, stationed at Nice, says:
"To illustrate the firm hold which this tree and its health-giving properties have upon the popular mind in this department, I am told
THE PASSING OF THE EUCALYPTUS.. JAMA. 1894;XXIII(17):649. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421220021003