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November 12, 1898

THE THERAPEUTIC VALUE OF THE VARIOUS ANTI-MALARIAL AGENTS.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(20):1162-1163. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450200030001l

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Abstract

Under this title we must at least give a limited number of drugs a hearing, though it be near impossible to consider each that has been given as an antimalarial agent, for most, if not every drug found in the materia medica, has at some time received credit for its anti-malarial effect upon the human economy.

Before we enter upon the therapy of the subject of malaria, we should know what the pathology of the trouble is, so that we may intelligently administer those remedies that will the earliest counteract or destroy the pathologic condition that exists, with the least detriment to the human organism.

We know that when a person is inoculated with this bacillus malariæ, he will surely have a malarial fever. While there is a slight difference in the germs that cause the various forms of malarial fever, they are practically the same, for the agent that

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