The reliability of the microscopic diagnosis of malaria in the field and in the laboratory.


Four hundred and seventy thick and thin blood films were prepared from 129 villagers in the Solomon Islands. After staining with Giemsa, Leishman's, and Field's stains, they were randomized and examined in the field, using a miniature McArthur microscope. The specimens were then examined in the local central laboratory and by a microbiologist at a hospital… (More)


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