Gabaldon was Minister of Health during 1959-1964 and changed the Division of Malariology to the Ministry of Malariology and Environmental Health, which now included the divisions of sanitary engineering, rural water supply, rural housing, and ankylostomiasis
and other helminthic diseases.
IMRM - a supplementary series to IJMR was brought out during early part of the 20th century and the 1st Memoir was published in the year 1924 on the topic 'Report of the Ankylostomiasis
Inquiry in Madras' by KS Mhaskar in October 1924 followed by 'Relationship of Rice to Beri Beri in India' by Lt Col Robert McCarrison and Roland V Norris in the same year.
These contributions included not only his research on filaria, but also discovery of the lung fluke, a parasitic worm in dogs, as well as excursions into many arenas of medicine, including liver abscess, dermatological conditions such as pemphigus contagiosus and tinea imbricata, ankylostomiasis
, kalaazar, trypanosomiasis, schistosomiasis, typhoid, diphtheria, smallpox vaccination, leprosy, plague, dengue, beriberi, and sprue.