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May 1935


Author Affiliations


From the Department of Medicine, University of Georgia School of Medicine, and the University Hospital.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1935;55(5):818-825. doi:10.1001/archinte.1935.00160230111008

Malaria remains a hazard of great importance in areas where impounded water is abundant and the breeding season of Anopheles is long. The high morbidity and mortality rates from malarial infection in areas in which the disease is endemic have been adequately demonstrated by epidemiologic surveys of typical zones.1 The purpose of the present report is to review certain observations made on hospitalized patients with malaria during the past fifteen years in an area along the Savannah River. The cases are cited as examples of neglected infection with more or less alarming symptoms. Simple malarial infections have been cared for as a routine in the outpatient department and are not considered.

From Jan. 1, 1919, to Jan. 1, 1934, a total of 814 patients with a clinical diagnosis of malaria have been admitted to the University Hospital. On examination of 38 of the patients, most of whom had taken