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The Sardinian archives for malaria history

Tognotti, Eugenia (1998) The Sardinian archives for malaria history. Medicina nei Secoli: arte e scienza, Vol. 10 (3), p. 511-519. ISSN 0394-9001. Article.

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The paper makes some references to the documentary funds for malaria history retained in state and private archives. The most important are seven: the State archives of Cagliari, Sassari, Nuoro, the Provincial administration archive of Sassari, the ERLAAS (Ente regionale per la lotta antianofelica in Sardegna) archive. The private archives are deposited in town libraries of Iglesias and Olzai. The documentation available allows to carry out a lot of research on various courses; a) activity of land reclamation on marshy zones between XIX and XXth century; b) issues of the anti-malarial legislation in the early twentieth century for peculiar social classes such as railwaymen and miners. They were the first to assay the quinine for preventive treatment; c) the anti-anopheles struggle during the Fasciste regime (it was carried out with oil and Paris green and with the predator fish of the genus Gambusia as well) d) organization of anti-anopheles campaign of ERLASS after World War II.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:4069
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Malaria, Sardinia
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/02 Storia della medicina
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Storia
Publisher:Universita degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale e Patologia
ISSN:0394-9001
Deposited On:29 Jun 2010 12:01

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