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Literature Guide: Malaria

Compiled by Timothy Skinner, Aug 27, 2018

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Library of Congress classification:

QR 201 .M3 (Microbiology)
RC 156-166 (Internal medicine)
RA 644 M2 (Public health)

Dewey Decimal classification:

616 Diseases

Library of Congress subject headings:

Avian malaria
Blackwater fever
Cerebral malaria

Reference books with relevant articles or chapters:

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World
The Travel & Tropical Medicine Manual

Periodical articles:

Fairchild, Graham. 1944. “Life Story of the Mosquito.” National Geographic (February): 180-95.

Nielsen, Lewis T. 1979. “Mosquitoes, the Mighty Killers.” National Geographic (September):

Phillips, R. S. 1992“Vaccination against Malaria.” Immunobiology 184: 240-62.

Showalter, William Joseph. 1922. “Map-Changing Medicine.” National Geographic (September): 303-30.

_______. 1914. “Redeeming the Tropics.” National Geographic (March): 344-64.

Webb, James L. A., Jr. 2005. “Malaria and the Peopling of Early Tropical Africa.” Journal of World History 16, no. 3: 269-91.

Wyler, D. J. 1993.  “Malaria Chemoprophylaxis for the Traveler.” New England Journal of Medicine 329: 31-37.


Bruce-Chwatt, L. J. 1985. Essential Malariology. 2d ed. London: Heinemann.

Desowitz, Robert S., 1991. Malaria Capers: More Tales of Parasites and People, Research, and Reality. New York: W. W. Norton.

Doolan, Denise L. 2002. Malaria Methods and Protocols. New York: Humana Press.

Duffy, Patrick E., and Michael Fried. 2001. Malaria in Pregnancy: Deadly Parasite, Susceptible Host. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Gardikas, Katerina. 2018. Landscapes of Disease: Malaria in Modern Greece. Budapest, Hungary: Central European University Press.

Gilles, Herbert M. 1991. Management of Severe and Complicated Malaria: A Practical Handbook. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization.

Harrison, Gordon A. 1978. Mosquitoes, Malaria, and Man: A History of the Hostilities Since 1880. New York: Dutton.

Herms, William Brodbeck. 2011. Malaria: Cause and Control. Pembroke Pines, FL: Ulan Press.

Humphreys, Margaret. 2001. Malaria: Poverty, Race, and Public Health in the United States. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Jarcho, Saul. 1993. Quinine’s Predecessor: Francesco Torti and the Early History of Cinchona. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Litsios, Socrates. 1996. The Tomorrow of Malaria. Karori, NZ: Pacific Press.

Matthews, Graham. 2011. Integrated Vector Management: Controlling Vectors of Malaria and Other Insect Vector Borne Diseases. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

McCann, James C. 2015. The Historical Ecology of Malaria in Ethiopia: Deposing the Spirits. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press.

McNeill, J. R. 2010. Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620–1914. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Oaks, Stanley C., Jr., et al, eds. 1991. Malaria: Obstacles and Opportunities. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

Packard, Randall M. 2011. The Making of a Tropical Disease: A Short History of Malaria. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Poser, C. M., and G. W. Bruyn. 1999. An Illustrated History of Malaria. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Reilly, Benjamin. 2015. Slavery, Agriculture, and Malaria in the Arabian Peninsula. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press.

Rocco, Fiammetta. 2012. The Miraculous Fever-Tree: Malaria, Medicine, and the Cure that Changed the World. New York: HarperCollins.

Rowland, John. 1963. The Mosquito Man: The Story of Sir Ronald Ross. San Francisco, CA: Roy Publishers (Open Library).

Sallares, Robert. 2002. Malaria and Rome: A History of Malaria in Ancient Italy. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Sherman, Irwin W. 2005. Molecular Approaches to Malaria. Washington, D.C.: ASM Press.

Shore, Bill. 2010. The Imaginations of Unreasonable Men: Inspiration, Vision, and Purpose in the Quest to End Malaria. New York: PublicAffairs.

Wahlgren, Mats, and Peter Perlmann. 1999. Malaria: Cause and Control. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Webb, James L. A. 2009. Humanity’s Burden: A Global History of Malaria. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Wernsdorfer, W. H., and I. McGregor, eds. 1988. Malaria: Principles and Practice of Malariology. New York: Churchill Livingstone.

Wirth, Dyann, and Pedro L. Alonso. 2017. Malaria: Biology in an Era of Eradication. Cold Spring Harbor: Laboratory Press.



Timothy Skinner, MLS, is the Librarian for William Carey International University and a member of Frontier Ventures.

Timothy Skinner, MLS, is the Librarian for William Carey International University and a member of Frontier Ventures.