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August 17, 1935

Medical News

JAMA. 1935;105(7):518-521. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760330044019

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Increase in Malaria.—  An appropriation of $1,967,980 has recently been approved by President Roosevelt to finance a drainage program in all counties of Alabama for the control of malaria. Reports indicate an alarming increase in the disease, despite the elaborate program of malaria control carried out in the state last year, 1,132 cases having been recorded during the first five months of 1935 as compared with 514 for the similar period in 1934. This is the first time in ten years that so much malaria has been reported for a corresponding period, it is said.

State Health Conference.—  All city and county health workers in the state met in Montgomery, July 22-23, for a conference called by the

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