ROUTINE ORDER FROM DEPUTY DIRECTOR MEDICAL SERVICES AS REGARDS QUININE PROPHYLAXI (of date 11 January 1916)
Copy of Routine order No 45/San of 11/1/1916 from DDMS, BEA and Uganda.
In view of the limited value of quinine as a prophylactic measure, but without intending to tie the hands of Medical Officers, the following procedure is suggested in place of the bi-weekly dose of quinine.
Medical Officers will report as to their opinion on the value of the method after two months trial with any recommendation they wish to make.
Liquor arsenic hydrochlorici minims eight every morning with two grains quinine on alternate days for a fortnight on end – nothing for a week – then another fortnight’s treatment.
Copy of memo No BD/40 of 11/1/1917 from ADMS, LofC Nairobi to DDMS, LofC, Dar-es-Salaam
Reference your telegram No 985 of 26/12/16 and my telegram No 146 of 30/12/16 and 181 of 11 January 1917. Herewith copy of Routine Order No 45/San, dated 11 January 1916, as mentioned in my wire No 181 of today’s date.
Medical Headquarters, Lines of Communication, Dar-es-Salaam
29 January 1917
To: DMS, GHQ
Forwarded for information. This is the only Medical Circular issued by me as regards Quinine Prophylactic. (sic)
(sgd) CA Johnston, Colonel, IMS
Headquarters, Lines of Communication, Medical Branch, Dar-es-Salaam
3 December 1917
To: Surgeon-General Pike, CMG, DSO, AMS
Above copy of correspondence for your information.
(sgd) Gerrard W Tate, Colonel RAMC