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“Good doctors are of no use without good discipline. More than half the battle against disease is not fought by doctors, but by regimental officers. It is they who see that the daily dose of mepacrine (anti-malarial chemoprophylactic drug used in WW II) is taken…if mepacrine was not taken, I sacked the commander. I only had to sack three; by then the rest had got my meaning.”
—Lieutenant General William Slim (1891–1970), Burma Campaign, 1943
Disclosure: None of the authors have any potential conflicts of interest.
Authors' addresses: Timothy J. Whitman, David L. Blazes, Sybil A. Tasker, and Ramzy G. Azar, Infectious Diseases Department, Division of Medicine, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. Alan J. Magill, Division of Experimental Therapeutics, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD. Philip E. Coyne and Gregory J. Martin, Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Program, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD. Michael D. Green, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA. Wilber K. Milhous, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. Timothy H. Burgess and Daniel Freilich, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, MD. Timothy P. Endy, Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Medicine, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY. Christopher D. Clagett, U.S. Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Seven, Naples Italy. Gregory A. Deye, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD. G. Dennis Shanks, Army Malaria Institute, Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.