Comments on Some of the Unsolved Problems of Research and Disease Control in the Tropics

J. F. Siler
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May I, first, take advantage of this opportunity to express to the members of the Academy my very deep sense of appreciation of the honor they have done me in designating me as their President for the current year.

The objectives of the Academy of Tropical Medicine are essentially twofold in nature.

Its chief aims, on the one hand, are to encourage and stimulate interest in the investigation of the unsolved problems of tropical medicine, to disseminate scientific information concerning the most recent additions to such knowledge and to secure more effective and more efficient coördination and coöperation in the conduct of research in these fields.

The principal objectives, on the other hand, are to allocate such funds as may be made available to the Academy, to research projects that potentially give greatest promise of contributing either to the advancement of our knowledge of disease processes as they occur in tropical areas, or to improvements in methods for the control and prevention of such diseases.