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March 12, 1892

Prophylaxis of African Fever.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(11):332. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411150022009

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—At Blantyre, a Scottish settlement and mission near Lake Nyasa, in Central Africa, there is published a little paper called Mission Life and Work. In an article referring to the ravages of malarial fevers along the common routes of travel—almost wholly by water-ways—the following statement is made: " Twelve grains of quinine with five drops of eucalyptus oil have been taken every third day during a journey lasting three weeks, from Quilimane, at the mouth of the Zambesi, up into the Lake Country; no fever developed at that time or since." The writer believes that the immunity was obtained by this combination of the oil of eucalyptus with quinine, taken at regular intervals. As an antimalarial combination, in districts where quinine alone does not suffice, this suggestion seems worthy of trial precisely as proposed. If any of our readers see fit to make trial of it, will they kindly notify

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