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Sept 21, 1963

A Textbook of Malaria Eradication

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Miami, Fla.

 

By Emilio Pampana. 508 pp. $10.00. Oxford University Press, 417 Fifth Ave, New York 16, 1963

JAMA. 1963;185(12):986. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03060120096045

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Abstract

As stated by the author, this book was written with the purpose of assisting the thousands of professional and nonprofessional workers all over the world who are engaged in malaria eradication programs. The text is divided into three major categories: Under the subject of the epidemiological basis of malaria eradication the author discusses the nature of infection, life cycles, species and strain variations, immunity, vectors and transmission, and the evaluation of endemic and epidemic states. In the section on the interruption of malaria transmission the author discusses in detail the use of insecticides and antimalarial drugs. The discussion on the malaria eradication program presents the prerequisites of a good program and a detailed outline of the various phases of attack used throughout the world. Mistakes, omissions, and failures are presented with the hope of their serving a useful purpose in future work.

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