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September 12, 1908


JAMA. 1908;LI(11):916-917. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410110038002b

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The subject of malaria is generations old; the disease has ever been with us, and probably will ever be; yet, notwithstanding that there has been research after research and study on study of it, there seem to be many facts in regard to its clinical history, its etiology and the life and habits of its causative parasite that are yet to be investigated.

Our investigations of the subject have had in view the establishment of two facts: first, the percentage of apparently well people who have the malarial parasite in their blood; second, the length of time that the parasite may live and propagate in the blood and cause no malarial paroxysm. Therefore our observations were made on the well instead of the sick; and, furthermore, these investigations have not been confined to children entirely; the majority of the subjects, however, were children. Because Talladega is a city of many

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