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March 21, 1903

The Malarial Fevers of British Malaya. Studies from Institute for Medical Research, Federated Malay States.

JAMA. 1903;XL(12):792-793. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490120044015

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This report, as stated by the author, does not represent an extensive study of malarial fevers of the British portion of the Malay peninsula, but he offers it as a first step, hoping it will call attention to the value of the field to European students of malaria. So far as the existing forms of malaria are concerned, they seem to be largely those met elsewhere. There is a predominance of the malignant tertian type, the mild tertian being only second in frequency. It appears that Europeans seldom contract malaria within their own quarters within the larger centers of population. They can nearly always date their infection to some out-station or jungle work in a specially malarial region. It is noticed as a remarkable fact that in a large prison where one species of anopheles abounds, malaria is almost unknown. The greatest sufferers seem to be the coolies and natives;

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