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August 28, 2002

MalariaMalaria: Poverty, Race, and Public Health in the United States

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Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing Editor, JAMADavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2002;288(8):1019-1020. doi:10.1001/jama.288.8.1019-JBK0828-4-1

After centuries of inflicting illness and death, malaria was nearly gone from the United States by the 1950s and was officially certified as eradicated in 1970. How did this occur, and what were the key factors that influenced its disappearance? These are the questions that Margaret Humphreys attempts to address in Malaria: Poverty, Race and Public Health in the United States. As a physician and medical historian who grew up in the southern United States, Dr Humphreys is well qualified to write on this subject.

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