War Surgery and Medicine
Total Incidence: The low incidence of malaria in the field, 0.8 per cent of the force involved, was very satisfactory. It is infinitely better than we had hoped for. This does not, of course, mean that a much larger group of men were not infected, and many developed attacks after stopping suppressive atebrin.
Readmissions: The low figure of only two readmissions over a period of ten months is noteworthy. It could be ascribed either to the efficiency of the treatment or to the good atebrin discipline following primary attacks. Falciparum malaria does not readily relapse and vivax relapses are easily controlled by relatively low blood levels of atebrin.