Preventive Medicine in World War II

Volume VI, Communicable Diseases, Malaria, prepared and edited by Advisory Editorial Board; Chairman, Stanhope Bayne-Jones, M.D., former Dean, Yale University School of Medicine; Introduction by Paul F. Russell, M.D., xxv + 642 pages, illustrated. Office of The Surgeon General, Department of the Army, Washington, D. C. 1963. $6.25

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  • Department of Tropical Medicine and Public Health Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, Louisiana

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.