Volume s1-19, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


The present volume deals with malaria as it has been observed in Panama and furnishes a complete study of malarial infections in this region. Perhaps in no other portion of the world has malaria played a more important part in the history and economic life of a people than it has in the Central American Republics, and especially in Panama, and this volume includes the results obtained by both civilian and army authorities in the control of malaria in both the Republic of Panama and in the Canal Zone.

Part One of the work, by Simmons, relates the history of malaria on the Isthmus of Panama and the present distribution of these infections and is filled with most valuable data regarding these subjects. It is interesting to note that the author concludes that the most recent surveys show that malaria is still widely distributed in all of the provinces of the Republic of Panama and that the incidence is as high as it ever was, while the Panama Canal Zone is “practically surrounded by an area in which the great prevalence of malaria is constantly a potential source of infection of the inhabitants of its sanitated regions.”


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