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November 20, 1897

Lectures on the Malarial Fevers.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(21):1080. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440470048018

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Abstract

This work consists of nine lectures with three illustrative charts. The lectures cover the ground of the history of the development of our knowledge concerning the pathogenic agent of the malarial fevers; methods of examination of the blood; description of the hemocytozoa of malaria; general conditions under which malarial fevers prevail; clinical description; masked malarial infections; conditions of the urine in malarial fever; sequelæ and complications; morbid anatomy; general pathology, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prophylaxis.

The author, speaking from experimental evidence, decides against the possibility of infection by drinking water, and as a means of prophylaxis recommends that one should avoid exposure at night and damp or marshy districts. People should choose sleeping apartments in an upper story of the house and always sleep under a mosquito net, and that small doses of quinin taken daily are very efficacious. These lectures are extremely valuable for reference.

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