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October 17, 1925

Medical News

JAMA. 1925;85(16):1228-1234. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670160054018

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Malaria Control at Little Rock.  —The malaria control division of the Little Rock Health Department, cleaned 209½ miles of ditches last year and used about 16,000 gallons of oil in its malaria control work. Learning from Memphis that waste oil from oiling stations mixed with two parts of fuel oil could be used to prevent the propagation of mosquitos, 3,180 gallons were obtained from oiling stations free of charge. The malaria control area of 68 square miles, required the services of a superintendent, four inspectors, a truck driver, three ditchers and six oilers; the total cost of the work was $10,733.96. There was an increase last year in the number of cases and deaths from malaria, which the

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