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September 6, 1930


JAMA. 1930;95(10):742. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720100040021

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Prevention of Malaria  The visit of Sir Malcolm Watson, M.D., to northern Rhodesia, at the invitation of the mining groups that are trying to exploit the wealth of the copper belt, necessitated a fleeting sojourn in the union of that brilliant malariologist. The government, urged by the Afrikaans press, which has for years pleaded for an organized attack on malaria, invited Sir Malcolm to become its guest while in South Africa and to visit some of our own malarious areas. He has done so and has drawn up a valuable report, which is understood to recommend, as a first step, a thorough mosquito survey of the union and thereafter intensive attack on the malaria-carrying species. Sir Malcolm has, moreover, done useful work in stimulating public interest in the matter and has addressed well attended public meetings and revived to some extent the enthusiasm aroused originally, more than twenty years ago,

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