Food and Malaria

Edward I. Salisbury Medical Director, United Fruit Co., Pier 3, North River, New York 6

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Food and Malaria have much in common. Both have plagued man down through the ages. The struggle for the one and against the other has sorely tried the wits and endurance of the human race. In every age and era, both have stayed the progress of generals in war and destroyed civilizations in peace. Today in this year of Our Lord nineteen hundred and forty seven, Malaria still ravages a large portion of our globe and the world-wide shortage of food is being forcibly brought to our attention.

Just previous to, and during the recent war, the world has been blessed with abundant crops and full granaries. It is to be regretted that we, in this country, who are technically competent, could not have stored during the years of plenty against the lean days ahead. What assurance do we have that we will be protected from prolonged years of drought or blight on our crops?