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July 20, 1901

Mosquitoes: How they Live; How they Carry Disease; How they are Classified; How they may be Destroyed.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(3):212. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470290058022

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No more timely work has appeared in a long time than this one on mosquitoes. Owing to the discovery of the relation of the mosquito to malarial and yellow fever, there has developed an interest in these little pests that would have been incredible a few years ago. While this interest is manifested among laymen to a degree, it is especially so among physicians, and, as the author states in his preface, they will not be satisfied with half knowledge, but want to know the whole mosquito story. Dr. Howard's special work in the Department of Agriculture has well fitted him to tell this story, and he has told it in a straightforward manner. While it is technical and scientific, it is told in a way simple enough to be comprehended by all, for the book is intended for lay readers as well as for physicians. The subject is considered

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