Volume 2, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

    Malaria Terminology

    Report of a Drafting Committee Appointed by the World Health Organization, by Sir Gordon Covell (Adviser on Malaria, Ministry of Health, Director, Malaria Laboratory, Horton Hospital, Epsom, Surrey, England), Paul F. Russell (Division of Medicine and Public Health, Rockefeller Foundation, New York) and N. H. Swellengrebel (Professor of Parasitology, University of Amsterdam, Director, Institute of Tropical Hygiene, Amsterdam, Netherlands). W. H. O. Monograph Series, No. 13. 82 pp., Geneva, Switzerland, World Health Organization. Distributed by Columbia University Press, International Documents Service, 2960 Broadway, New York 27, New York, 1953. Price 5/-, $1.00, Fr. fr. 320-, Sw. fr. 4.-

  • L. W. Hackett
  • Publisher: The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 2, Issue 4, 1 Jul 1953, p. 756 - 756
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.1953.2.756


This is a needed revision of the published in 1940 by the Malaria Commission of the League of Nations and now out of print as well as out of date. New contributions to the knowledge of malaria have been many in the last twelve years and these have led to a more complete understanding of the parasite in the vertebrate and in the insect host, and of malaria infection in the human and in the anopheles community.

The work is in two parts, a Commentary on the terms used by malariologists (excluding non-specific technical engineering terms, description of spraying apparatus and drugs) and a Glossary which serves as an index to the Commentary. The report however is much more than a list of definitions; it is a guide for malaria workers, describing in condensed form the parasitic cycle, the forms of the disease, the modern views on collective immunity, the measurement of the infection in the human and insect populations and the natural history of the insect vector.


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