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December 14, 1940

Mosquito Control: Practical Methods for Abatement of Disease Vectors and Pests

JAMA. 1940;115(24):2110. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810500078044

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This handy book on mosquito control is an exhaustive study of the principles underlying the problem and the actual methods of abatement. Beginning in the introduction with a brief historical sketch of the origin of control, the work continues with the brief discussion of the cost of malaria from an economic point of view. State laws are reviewed and various nonofficial agencies for mosquito abatement are described. The various methods of control are described in great detail, as is also their adaptation to various types of land to be treated. An interesting chapter written with a sense of dry humor rarely seen in scientific textbooks is that on mosquito control by use of fish. The special features of the problem in urban and rural areas are described and the problem of the mosquito in the airplane and the military phases are not neglected. Considerable emphasis is placed on the education

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