Leucopenia of varying degree developing during the paroxysms of induced malaria is an expected phenomenon. However, this fact is not generally known and, certainly, has not been widely publicized in recent years. Consequently, when severe leucopenia was discovered in a patient undergoing malarial therapy for central nervous system syphilis, considerable concern and speculation were occasioned. The question arose of whether or not the malaria should be terminated, and if not, what would probably happen?
REPORT OF A CASE
Mrs. L. A., a 44-year-old white woman, was admitted to Ancker Hospital on Sept. 3, 1948. She stated that during the previous six weeks she had experienced some loss of memory for recent events. She complained of inability to concentrate, of headache, and of some visual disturbance. An informant said that the patient had recently become "sloppy" about her housework and frequently, while preparing meals, allowed food to burn on the