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November 17, 1951

Insect Control by Chemicals

JAMA. 1951;147(12):1183. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670290091045

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The book is an up-to-date presentation of the essential facts and theories on the chemical control of insects. The scope of the book includes the chemical and physical properties of the insecticides, their pharmacology with respect to insects, the equipment and methods for their application, as well as their toxicity and hazards to man, animals and plants. The subject matter, aided by a large number of excellent tables and figures, is comprehensively covered in a clear and interesting manner. The extensive number of references, 2,300, would have been even greater if the author had not cited in a number of instances review articles instead of the original papers. As a minor criticism it should be pointed out that the author has adopted an unusual technique in the presentation of the references. What appears to be the title of a paper frequently is a topic, phrase, or sentence relating the paper

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