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February 21, 1948

Memoranda on Medical Diseases in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Areas

JAMA. 1948;136(8):587-588. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890250075032

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This edition has ninety-five pages and seven new plates more than the previous edition (reviewed in The Journal Feb. 27, 1943, p. 712). The volume is intended "as a companion, not as a rival to standard works."

Three sections have been dropped and five new ones added, namely, infective hepatitis, leprosy, nutritional diseases, sulfonamide drugs and tropical eosinophilia. Basic information remains unchanged but there has been extensive revision and many sections have been completely rewritten. This has resulted in the expurgation of much material of the previous edition which was generally considered unacceptable in this country.

The section on arthropod pests, except for some of the flies, has been completely rewritten and an appendix of ten pages is devoted to the various uses of DDT. "Atabrine" has been given due credit for reducing the incidence of blackwater fever and previous large doses of alkali are no longer indicated. The heading

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