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November 5, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(19):1618-1619. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740710062028

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Six Years of Antimalaria Work  In 1926 a law was passed authorizing the ministry of health to take measures for the eradication of malaria and requiring government agencies to cooperate; it fixed the responsibility for the draining of swamps and required the new graduates of the medical school to take a three months course in antimalaria work. Amendments to this law passed in 1927 provided for state quinine and fixed rewards for officers and voluntary workers in the region where especially good results were procured.At present, malaria eradication work is carried on in twenty-four of the sixty-three provinces of northern, southern, western and central Anatolia, in twelve units reaching a population of more than two million. Each unit has from four to nine divisions, each under the direction of a specialist. Each unit has a malaria dispensary with from five to twenty beds. At present, 95 physicians and 316

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