Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


The most widespread and disabling disease which the Preventive Medicine Service of the United States Army encountered overseas during World War II was malaria. Because of the difficulties experienced and the successes achieved in the extensive malarious areas of military operations, and because of the valuable information resulting from prevention of the disease in the widely varied geographical and ecological locations, the editorial staff of the Surgeon General's office has dedicated this entire volume in the Preventive Medicine Series to Malaria. The contributors are recognized authorities in one or another aspect of the subject and were active participants in malaria prevention in the United States and in overseas military installations and operations before and during the war period.

Following a Foreword by the Surgeon General of the Army, and a Preface by the Editor for Preventive Medicine, the volume is introduced by Paul F. Russell with an historical resumé on malaria in previous wars, basic concepts of the disease and lessons learned and advances experienced in World War II.


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