Malaria in the Interior Valley of North America

by Daniel Drake, M.D., a Selection by Norman D. Levine, Professor of Veterinary Parasitology and Veterinary Research, University of Illinois. xxiv + 274 pages. University of Illinois Press, Urbana, Illinois. 1964. $7.50

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  • Westover, North Edgecomb, Maine

This publication is the third in a series of Facsimile Reprints in the History of Science, sponsored by the History of Science Society of the University of Illinois. It consists of a series of facsimile pages, chosen because they relate to malaria, taken from among the 878 pages of the first volume, and including the Table of Contents of Volume Two, of Daniel Drake’s two-volume treatise entitled “A Systematic Treatise, Historical, Etiological, and Practical, on the Principal Diseases of the Interior Valley of North America, as They Appear in the Caucasian, African, Indian, and Esquimaux Varieties of its Population.” Volume One was published in 1850 and Volume Two (985 pages) in 1854. Drake’s Section on Autumnal Fever in his first volume was reprinted in his second volume, published after his death in 1852.

Drake’s treatise, based on thirty years of travel and intensive labor is a medical classic.