It may be premised at the outset that, in this State, as throughout the United States, the most numerous of all diseases, after the communicable diseases common to childhood, are those attributable to malaria, but owing to the relatively low rate of mortality in this class of diseases, as a whole, in this latitude, and to the almost total neglect of morbility statistics, it is impracticable to give even an approximate estimate of the number of cases Moreover, as the cause of fever, though secondary in its etiological relations but primary in its importance, no conditions which give rise to disease of any kind have been so long recognized and continuously urged by the physicians of the State as preventable, as those which give rise to malaria and, consecutively, to malarial fevers. Notwithstanding, the same relative prevalence, and wellnigh the same generally recognized conditions which give rise to malaria continue
BELL AN. MALARIA, AND THE CAUSATION OF FEVER IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. Read in the Section on State Medicine at the Thirty-ninth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, Cincinnati, May, 1888. JAMA. 1889;XII(5):145–161. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400820001001
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