Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


In format, this volume is comparable to the first proceedings (reviewed in this journal Sept., 1952). The Subject matter, however, is organized more along the lines of specific diseases and disease vectors than was the case with the earlier book.

In order to include and appeal to some executives of tropical ventures, the first day's discussions were held in New York and centered around economic and social aspects of health services in the tropics. Dr. Thomas Weller also presented “Recent Developments in Poliomyelitis” at that time. When the Conference subsequently convened in Boston, most of the presentations of recent information on a disease or method of control were made by experts on the subject with discussion by resident physicians in tropical areas. This pattern is examplified not only by Weller's topic but also by “Trachoma” (Phillips Thygeson); “Arthropod-Borne Viruses in the Tropics” (Harold Johnson); and “Human Performance in Excessive Heat” (C. P. Yaglou).


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