While doing such missionary work as I have been able on the subject of fevers, I have frequently heard the argument that with the eradication of malaria the medical profession in the country districts would be, like Othello, without an occupation. I do not charge any member of the profession with such narrowness and fallacious logic; I think rather, that we have been slow in taking hold of the prophylaxis of malaria chiefly because it involved unsolved problems and not because we thought it would injure our business.
The business of practicing medicine depends for its success on the prosperity of the community and no sickly community can be expected to prosper. Medical orators are wont to tell us that we belong to the only profession whose disciples labor to their own undoing in promoting public health work, but here are the facts; Some of the patients who come to
KRAUSS W. PROBLEMS AND DUTIES IN RELATION TO MALARIA.. JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(11):941–943. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220370027001h