The Malarial Fevers of British Malaya

The Malarial Fevers of British Malaya

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ... for several days. Patient had been liberally dosed with quinine. He was a Police Constable from Sanka Dua (Map C. 4), twelve miles out towards Pahang on the main road. Sanka Dua Police Station (Map C. 4) visited on the 22nd July, 1901. It is situated on a bluff at the junction of two rapidly running streams that flow over and are fed by other streams flowing over disintegrating granite. The station is 60 feet above the streams. At the junction of the latter is an exposed angle of rough and deeply indented red granite about 60 square feet in extent. In the pools formed in these depressions I found numerous larvae of A. superpictus. Several aerial forms were afterwards found in the barracks. The inmates of the latter are not provided with mosquito nets. Eveiy inmate of the barracks gave a history of recent fever that had reacted to quinine. Several constables had had fever before coming to this post. The following is an illustrative case: --A. K., Police Constable, No. 473, age 20. Lived in India for 18 years. Never had fever. Two years ago came to Kwala Lumpur and lived with his friends for 18 months. No fever. Fifteen months ago joined the Police Force and was stationed at High Street Station, Kwala Lumpur. No fever. Four months ago was transferred to Sanka Dua. Sixteen days after arrival he developed a bad attack of fever. Was treated at Kwala Kubu Hospital and discharged as cured. Had a second attack three months and a third two months ago. Cured at Kwala Kubu Hospital. This morning at 4 o'clock a fourth attack began, first with shivering, then great heat and now (9 a.m.) severe sweating. Temp. 99.6. A few Quartan parasites with radial pigment present. One observed with lines of cleavage into eight spores, pigment massed centrally. These were probably more

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