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January 2, 1932

Malaria Control by Anti-Mosquito Measures.

JAMA. 1932;98(1):74. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730270078039

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In a short space the author has given an excellent summary of the various methods for controlling malaria by the reduction of mosquitoes. The text is divided into three parts. The first is concerned with protection against mosquito bites and involves various personal measures, such as the use of nets, protective clothing, repellents and screening. The second part considers other measures directed against adult mosquitoes and summarizes such methods as destruction by hand, traps, fumigation, the use of sprays, jungle clearing, the possible cultivation of deterrent plants, the use of bats and animal prophylaxis. The third part consists of measures directed against mosquito larvae and considers jungle clearing, drainage, oiling, chemical larvicides, vegetable larvicides, larvicidal fish, various deterrent aquatic plants and the biologic control of mosquito breeding. In addition to these main parts, the author devotes nine pages to methods of use in special circumstances. The book is characterized throughout

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