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January 28, 1933

Medical Entomology: A Survey of Insects and Allied Forms Which Affect the Health of Man and Animals.

JAMA. 1933;100(4):284. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740040052042

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This is a revision of an earlier work by the same authors, which was one of the first and best in the field. As a result of their experience, the form of the work has been completely changed. Instead of treating insects under general headings such as poisonous species, parasitic types and transmitting agents, the revision handles them in systematic order. Some are inclined to prefer the former plan and object to the new on the ground that insect classification is foreign to the knowledge and needs of the medical student; yet the number of forms involved, the chances for serious confusion and the inability to understand newer studies and utilize recent discoveries under the older plan thoroughly justify the authors in their work. The revision is certainly a success; the style of the text is clear, the illustrations are good, the many keys are admirable, and the bibliography is

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