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May 20, 1916

Mosquito Control in Panama. The Eradication of Malaria and Yellow Fever in Cuba and Panama.

JAMA. 1916;LXVI(21):1652. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02580470062035

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The senior author, Mr. Le Prince, was the right-hand man of General Gorgas in the cleaning up of Havana; when the work on the Panama Canal was inaugurated, he was made chief sanitary inspector of the Isthmian Canal Commission. This volume records in a clear and thoroughly scientific fashion the methods adopted to free the Canal Zone from the mosquitoes responsible for the transmission of malaria and yellow fever. Many of the methods used in this work are valuable to sanitary inspectors as well as interesting to general readers. Numerous illustrations made clear the conditions under which the work was carried out and the methods of overcoming the numerous difficulties caused by the dense tropical foliage and by the constantly changing topography along the canal. The result obtained by the campaign for the control of mosquitoes is now a matter of common knowledge. But for this work the cost of

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