THOMAS T. MACKIE, F.A.C.P.
Any effort to evaluate the potential importance of malaria in the army must be based upon consideration of its immediate effects during the war and its more remote effects after demobilization. Its immediate importance lies in possible high morbidity and non-effective rates. Later, returning military and naval personnel may introduce the disease into areas of this country in which malaria has been absent for many years, and augment its incidence and severity in other areas where it is normally endemic. Both of these possibilities imply a relatively high infection rate in military personnel.
Comparison of the geographical distribution of the
THOMAS T. MACKIE. MALARIA IN THE ARMY(MALARIA IN THE ARMY*). Ann Intern Med. 1944;20:655–660. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-4-655
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