Excerpt from The Progress and Diffusion of Plague, Cholera and Yellow Fever Throughout the World, 1914-1917
Though Dr. Bruce Low's report deals only with Plague, Cholera, and Yellow Fever, it must not be forgotten that these three scourges are not the only diseases calling for grave con sideration. Malaria, for example, is probably responsible for more invalidism, inefficiency and sickness than all other causes of tropical morbidity put together. Then the dysenteries, diarrhoeas, fevers of the typhoid group, smallpox and other 'exanthemata, typhus and relapsing fevers, such debilitating conditions as those produced. By hookworm infestation, tuber culosis in its various forms, leprosy, venereal diseases, and many others, all present problems Of paramount importance thatdaily call for the careful consideration which they receive in various parts of the British Empire. An annual record of the progress and diffusion of all these conditions, interesting and informing as it might well be, would be a task Of such huge proportions as to make its undertaking impracticable.
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