Medicine: Tropical Diseases

Malaria, dysentery, yellow fever head the list of tropical diseases to be fought in World War II by the U.S. Medical Corps. Of the three, malaria, against which there is no true prophylactic, is Medical Enemy No. 1. How to protect U.S. soldiers from the rats, lice, mosquitoes, fleas and flies that carry malaria, dysentery, yellow fever, cholera is again a major problem.

Last week the New York Society of Tropical Medicine met to discuss the progress of their subject, from the Crimean War to 1942. The speakers: Dr. Henry Edmund Meleney of New...

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