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September 25, 1943


JAMA. 1943;123(4):192-194. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840390012004

On the return of millions of service men from tropical duty to civilian life at the end of the war it is going to become necessary for every physician to have a working knowledge of malaria and other tropical diseases. This knowledge must include certain new aspects of the nature of malaria and its treatment that have been brought out during this war. The fact that large groups of men have been under military control while being treated for malaria has made it possible to study this disease in an unusual way, by means of routine blood examinations, hospitalization and a more thorough follow-up of patients than would be possible in civilian life.

The material for a comparative study of two different theories of antimalarial tactics was furnished to me while I was doing duty as senior medical officer at an outlying military base, which for obvious reasons I cannot

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