from Hydrothermic Remedies...

Treatment to cure must occur while the parasites migrate, this is when the patient feels chills etc


For recurrent Malaria:-

  • Take temperature every 15min at first sign of elevation...
    • Therapeutic Fever to raise body temperature to 39°C
    • Repeat whenever symptoms reappear and it will completely eradicate disease.

Malaria Treatment by Dr Paulson, Founder of Hinsdale Sanitarium, GC Bulletin 1907

50 cases in Michigan of Alternate day variety of malaria


Take temperature every 15min, on the first hint of a temperature increase...

  • Hot Blanket Pack until profound perspiration, remove carefully
    • Next day use Graduated Tonic Cold then the next day start taking temperatures again
    • If correct timing 2 or 3 treatments of heat are sufficient, patient well in 1 week to 10 days with no side effects.

Malaria Treatment by H.F. Rand MD, Superintendent St. Helena Sanitarium

Life and Health, August, 1909

Contrary to most treatments of malaria using heat, he used cold to increase the number and activity of the white blood cells increase blood alkalinity.



from Dr JH Kellogg's Prescriptions...

see also Remittent Malaria

General Method for Intermittent Malaria:

  • Concentrate on suppressing the chills (cf. Remittent) and interrupt the paroxysms. This can usually be done by hydrotherapy, but if after 2 thorough efforts there is not a positive result then antiperiodic quinine dose (5-15grams) within the 6 hrs before attack. Large or repeated quinine doses are rarely needed.
  • Prevent anaemia, blood changes and liver and spleen degeneration by:
  • Continue treatment several weeks after paroxysms cease
  • treat all Relapsing Malaria - hydrotherapy usually successful

Etiological Problems:

To suppress infection:

  • Cover patient, prevent mosquito bites

Pathological Problems:

Clinical Problems:

See Complications under Typhoid Fever


from Dr JH Kellogg's Hydriatic Techniques...

General Method for Intermittent Malaria



To abort threatened chill:

  • heating treatment then
  • very vigorous Shallow Bath then
  • quickly dry, wrap in warm blankets Hot Water Bottle in bed until 2 hours after expected chill


from Dr GK Abbott's Prescriptions...

Graduated Tonic Cold avoid long heat

Must produce a good reaction, close in time to a chill


1st Treatment: begin treatment 6 hours before chill is due and repeat every 2 hours until time for chill is well past

Rest for 1 hour then...

2nd Treatment:

3rd Treatment:

  • hot Pail Pour to legs and lower spine if poor reaction then...
  • cold Shallow Bath with rubbing 4-5min, 2 staff

Following treatments:

In chronic cases: