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Malaria in Legal Medicine—Cases in Relation With Accidents

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Quirigua Hospital, Puerto Barrios, Guatemala

Ann Intern Med. 1929;2(12):1341-1342. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-2-12-1341
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Experience has taught employers of labor to take into consideration various conditions such as alcoholism, epilepsy, syphilis, diabetes, nephritis, etc., as causes for rejection, particularly in filling positions when danger and responsibility are involved.

Any of these conditions may be responsible for temporary aberrations or loss of consciousness, and lead in some instances, to serious loss of life and property.

In this connection, malarial infections have not been considered, but as shown by the following case reports may at times be responsible for serious accidents with subsequent medico-legal action and unjustifiable penalties against employers or corporations that are in no



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