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November 9, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXV(19):819-820. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430450035003

The literature upon the parasitic origin of malarial fever, though already very extensive, has received an important addition by the publication of a systematic study of the malarial fevers of Baltimore and its vicinity, by Thayer and Hewetson,1 assistants in the medical clinic of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The study begins with a historical summary of the more important literature concerning the malarial parasite, and the table of references arranged in chronologic order at the end of the article shows that 359 separate works have been considered, all treating of some aspect or other of malarial fever since the recognition of its parasitic cause.

The original portion of this article consists of a general analysis of 616 cases of malarial fever observed in the Johns Hopkins Hospital from June 14,1889 to Jan. 1, 1894. As regards the age of these patients, comparison with the ages of a similar number