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The Long Struggle Against Malaria in Tropical Africa


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1. European vulnerability; 2. African immunity; 3. An aborted campaign for eradication; 4. Positive turbulence; 5. Silent resurgence; 6. The campaign for 'elimination'; 7. Perspectives.

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The first history of malaria control efforts in tropical Africa, contributing to the emerging sub-discipline of the historical epidemiology of contemporary disease challenges.

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James L. A. Webb, Jr is Professor of History at Colby College, Maine, where he teaches African health history and global health history. He is the recipient of an NIH/NLM Grant for Scholarly Writing in Biomedicine and Health. His books include Global Health in Africa: Historical Perspectives on Disease Control (2013), edited with T. Giles-Vernick, and Humanity's Burden: A Global History of Malaria (2009). His articles have appeared in The Lancet, the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, the Journal of African History, the Journal of World History, and Environmental History.

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