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April 23, 1938


JAMA. 1938;110(17):1395-1397. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790170075042


Conclusions of Malaria Commission of the League of Nations  In 1935 the Malaria Commission of the League of Nations arranged for experiments to be made on the treatment and prophylaxis of malaria with synthetic drugs and with quinine so as to compare their efficacy. These experiments were conducted according to a plan which had been prepared beforehand. They covered 12,288 subjects and were carried out in Algeria, Italy, the Federated Malay States, Rumania and the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics under the direction of Prof. Edmond Sergent, Professor Bastianelli, Dr. Neave Kingsbury, Professor Ciuca and Professor Serguieff, respectively. The commission has drawn up the text of its fourth general report on the basis of lessons to be learned from these experiments. It represents the unanimous views of the commission and will shortly appear in the Bulletin of the Health Organization. The annexes will include an