Some of the principal statements of the Malaria Commission of the League of Nations, as published in their third general report (Quarterly Bulletin of the Health Organization of the League of Nations, vol. 2, no. 2, June, 1933), are discussed in this booklet.
In only two cases should preference be given to drugs other than quinine, viz., to atabrine, in treating primary attacks of malignant tertian fever, and to plasmochin, in destroying the gametocytes (crescents) of the same type of malaria. In other cases in which drugs are effective quinine has stood the test with the new synthetic drugs. The abundance, availability and low price of quinine make it of especial value for use on a large scale in malarious countries.