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Malaria in Ceylon

    Naturevolume 135page951 (1935) | Download Citation



    THE seriousness of the epidemic of malaria that has been raging in Ceylon may be realised from the fact that 74,000 deaths are attributed to this disease during the six months, November-April. Up to the end of April, nearly two million rupees were expended in relief, exclusive of sums for medical treatment. The situation has afforded an opportunity to test on a large scale the value of quinine and of synthetic antimalarial drugs, and the report thereon when published should prove of great value.

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