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December 4, 1948

Malaria with Special Reference to the African Forms

JAMA. 1948;138(14):1067. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900140059037

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The first three chapters comprise a concise and well presented historical review, the parasitology of the species of the plasmodia pathogenic for man and the structural and humoral pathology of the disease. The remainder of the monograph is devoted to an excellent description of the varied clinical features of the disease, diagnosis and treatment. The differing phenomena in the nonimmune European and the African who has acquired premunition from repeated infection are emphasized. However, the author places a somewhat undue importance on certain serologic procedures for the diagnosis of infection. The chapter on treatment is a useful exposition of therapeutic methods for the management of the particular clinical types and a discussion of the respective usefulness of quinine, quinacrine, pamaquine naphthoate and chlorguanide hydrochloride. This monograph can be recommended unqualifiedly to the practitioner of medicine in the tropics.

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