The Maintenance of Health in the Tropics

The Maintenance of Health in the Tropics

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...In malarious districts there is generally a season when malaria is particularly rife, and Quinine as a. which is called the malarial ll ti ggptglagsggl season. It corresponds, as a "8-8! rule, with the rainy season, more especially at its commencement and at its end. These are the times when the rainwater, which has lodged in hollows in the ground and formed pools and puddles everywhere, lies there undisturbed, and in its stagnancy is favourable to the life of mosquito larvae. During the heavier rains the pools and puddles are usually too often scoured out or disturbed to form favourable breeding places. It is often advisable at the commencement of the rainy season and again at its termination, when everything is drying up, to take 5 gr. of quinine daily as a prophylactic, or 15 gr. on two successive days every ten days; for instance, on the Ioth and nth of the month, again on the 20th and 21st, and again on the 30th and 31st. Euquinine being tasteless, though slightly more expensive, is far better for routine use as a prophylactic. Persons who have once had malarial fever should use quinine systematically as a prophylactic for at least two years, continuing its use at home. Quinine will greatly assist the protective measures recommended, but it will not provide protection without those measures. Care also must be taken to avoid chills as much as possible, in order to prevent relapses of malarial fever. The Indian Government has facilitated the purchase of quinine by selling it at cost price at every post office in India; thus the villagers of malarious districts have no difficulty in obtaining quinine. Some of the Colonial Sale of quinine at every post ofioe. Governments have done the same. It is a procedure that might be...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236744578
  • 9781236744579