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May 19, 1951

Recent Advances in Chemotherapy. Volume II (Malaria).

JAMA. 1951;146(3):293. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670030071034

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This excellent volume, second in a series on recent advances in chemotherapy, presents a complete and comprehensive discussion of the chemotherapy of malaria. It is written in a style that should make it equally valuable to the chemist, who has only slight knowledge of medicine, and to the physician, whose background in organic chemistry may be superficial. The author has happily combined lucid style and simple presentation to evaluate and synthesize the vast amount of research that has been done in this field during World War II. Though experts or specialists may argue minor points and conclusions, this volume represents an outstanding contribution to the pharmacology and therapy of malaria. It not only discusses the treatment of human malarias but also covers sufficiently the relationship of chemical constitution to therapeutic effect in avian and other mammalian malarias as well. The relationship of chemotherapy to the biology and natural history of

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