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May 5, 1900

A MALARIA EXPERIMENT.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(18):1136. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460180048012

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Abstract

The British Government, it is said, is about to inaugurate an interesting experiment of a kind that ought to make the antivivisectionists indulge in one of their customary howls. It is directly in the line of human experimentation, and as condemnable in its way as some of those that have recently given these philanthropists so much concern. It is proposed, so the report goes, to build a hut in the most pestilential spot of the malarial Roman Campagna, make it mosquito proof with screens, etc., and have two medical experts live there during the unhealthy season of May to October. The antivivisectionists may not object to this so far, but the subjects of the experiment are to have servants to wait on them and be exposed to the same risks without having the stimulus of scientific zeal or the hope of honor or reputation. If these four persons do not

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