Volume 35, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Being President of the Society during the past year has been an enriching experience and I thank you for the privilege and opportunity to serve. My special thanks go to Dr. John Scanlon who shoulders the work of the Society so effectively.

The last time I addressed the entire Society was in this city in 1972 at a joint meeting with the American Society of Parasitologists. I discussed the relationship of government, parasitology and tropical medicine and ended with an assessment of funding for research for these fields. In reviewing the history of extramural funding by the National Institutes of Health for filariasis research it was interesting to note that in 1965 only two grants existed for the total sum of $15,150. Seven years later, largely due to the efforts of the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Science Program, the number of funded grants had increased to eleven for a total sum of $314,975.


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