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December 20, 1902

Malaria in the New Born.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(25):1605. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480510045013

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Yellow Pine, La., Dec. 13, 1902.

To the Editor:  —In The Journal of July 19, 1902, I noted an editorial, "Malarial Fever in the New-Born." I had in my practice last summer a case in point much clearer than the one you cite. It was as follows:Mother, white, aged 35, five other children, had had not very severe chills at intervals through the spring and summer. I had not advised quinin because in this woman's case the drug invariably brought on uterine contractions. When called at about 4 p. m., I learned that the patient had had a chill about ten that morning, and one about the same time on each of the two days immediately preceding. Her temperature was then 102. She was in labor. In about an hour she was delivered of an eight-month boy that weighed only four pounds. The little fellow seemed to do very

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