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To the first half of the twentieth century belongs the concept that the cause or the vector of an important infectious disease can be eradicated from the world. The second half of the century may establish that, because of biologic and sociologic reasons, eradication must remain only a theoretical goal.
Dr. Hinman discusses the philosophy, the history, and some of the practical aspects of the attempted global elimination of some of the major infections of man. Approximately half of the book deals with malaria, a field in which the author has had extensive personal experience.
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World Eradication of Infectious Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. 1966;65:1154–1155. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-5-1154_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(5):1154-1155.
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