Malaria Control: CDC Beginnings

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Malaria Control: CDC Beginnings

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In 1942, when the U.S. was mobilizing for the Second World War, the U. S. Public Health Service set up a program to protect the personnel of military bases in the Southeastern states from malaria. This disease had long been rampant in the area, and posed serious threats to the health of the military and civilian populations. The program known as Malaria Control in War Areas (MCWA) was created to carry out the work. The lack of space in Washington due to the war effort allowed the program to base its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and closer to the work at hand. During the war years, the program was expanded to include the control of other communicable diseases. Because its work was so successful, a new organization was created around the nucleus of MCWA, the Communicable Disease Center (CDC). The date was July 1, 1946. This archive chronicles the agency’s early history from 1941-1951, including the contributions of local businessmen and Emory University. The buttons to the right will connect you to a searchable database of documents, oral histories, photographs and media. To conduct an advanced search, use the link in the blue navigation bar above. Use of this information is free, but please see “About this Site” for guidance on how to acknowledge the sources of the information used.

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MILITARY PROJECTS
Letter to Howard O. Hunter, Commissioner, Work Projects Administration.
From Henry Stinson, Secretary of War, War Department. Certifying projects important for military purposes.

HEALTH EDUCATION MALARIA
Health Education Against Malaria.

A teacher learns the facts about malaria control and mosquito elimination in a health education course sponsored by local, state, and federal public health officials, and later imparts her knowledge to home town…

EMORY UNIVERSITY FIELD STATION
Field Station Semi-Annual Report.
July 1, 1940 - December 31, 1940.

LETTER:
TO: R. Hugh Wood, Dean, School of Medicine, Emory University
FROM: Melvin H. Goodwin, epidemiologist with the U.S. Public Health Service

Regarding curtailment at the Emory University Field Station.

LETTER
TO: R. C. Mizell
FROM: R. Hugh Wood, Dean, School of Medicine, Emory University

R. C. Mizell was the Director of Development and Finance at Emory University.

Regarding the revised budget of the Emory Field Station.

PROPOSED BUDGET
Proposed budget for the Emory University Field Station for September 1, 1948 to August 31, 1949.

EMORY UNIVERSITY FIELD STATION
Quarterly Report - Emory University Field Station
TO: Colonel Bradley, U.S. Public Health Service
FROM: Melvin Goodwin, epidemiologist with the U.S. Public Health Service

Report on Malaria Investigations at the Emory University Field Station -…

LETTER
TO: R. Hugh Wood
FROM: R. C. Mizell c/o Robert W. Woodruff
R. Hugh Wood, was the Dean of the School of Medicine, Emory University.
R. C. Mizell was the Director of Development and finance at Emory University.

This letter is about the policies…

LETTER
TO: R. C. Mizell
FROM: Joseph W. Jones
In regards to the operations of the Emory University Field Station.

R. C. Mizell was the Director of Development and Finance at Emory University.

Joseph W. Jones former senior vice-president of The…
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