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August 18, 1906


Author Affiliations

Professor of Surgery in the University of Chicago; Professor and Head of the Surgical Department, Rush Medical College. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(7):531-532. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210070043034

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Salisbury, Mashonaland, June 8, 1906.

GERMANY'S BATTLE WITH TROPICAL DISEASES IN EAST AFRICA.  Since Germany has become interested politically and commercially in the future welfare of Africa by acquiring possessions, one on the west and the other on the east coast, she has entered earnestly and systematically in the battle against disease by contributing her lion's share to the elucidation of the nature of tropical disease and to the discovery of ways and means for their prevention and cure. If she had done nothing else in getting her modest share in apportioning and redistributing the continent, she would be excusable in taking such an active part in the stupendous struggle of the nations of the Old World for supremacy. Under the pretext of bringing the untutored savage tribes of Africa under the influence of civilization and christianization, the geography of the country has been entirely changed, and nearly all the

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