Medicine: Mighty Malaria

Malaria is stoically accepted as the recurrent curse of the Southern states. Last year South Carolina had more than its normal share of the disease and in Camden County, N. C. a particularly malignant form laid some 500 persons low in two months. These outbreaks, however, did not perturb the rest of the nation. People know that only mosquitoes carry malaria infection from one person to another. Hence those who live in malarial districts shield themselves from mosquitoes by screening their windows, putting netting over their beds and dosing themselves with quinine. The...