Volume 8, Issue 2_Part_1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


The second installment of the third part of the atlas of epidemic diseases ought to be specially attractive to those interested in the morbidity of infectious conditions since, apart from a map illustrating the thermic sultriness zones () of the world and a somewhat disappointing general map of Asia, it deals with the recent incidence of the following important transmissible affections: (i) cholera in Asia 1931–1955; (ii) bacterial dysentery ( 1) in Asia 1900–1954; (iii) global distribution of diphtheria 1934–1953; (iv) plague pandemic of the 20th century; (v) poliomyelitis in all countries for which information was available during the period 1947–1955; (vi) global distribution of smallpox 1949–1955; (vii) world distribution of trachoma 1930–1955 and (viii) global distribution of filariasis 1955.

Exhaustively dealing with the recent incidence of cholera, Rodenwaldt points out that “since the turn of this century cholera has continually lost ground, even in its original ‘native’ land, India and Indochina.”


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