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August 26, 1905

THE ELIMINATION OF THE MOSQUITO.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(9):635-636. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510090057010

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Abstract

On page 585 of this issue of The Journal, Dr. Doty discusses the possibility of getting rid of that almost universal nuisance, the mosquito. It is only of late years that the habits of the insect have been carefully studied with a view to its extirpation, and yet there is much room for further knowledge which Doty points out will probably be gained by investigations now in progress. We know enough, however, to relieve ourselves, to a large extent, of the danger and discomfort caused by these pestiferous insects. The success of mosquito-killing methods in Havana and in some places along our Atlantic coast is a very encouraging indication of what is possible with well-directed systematic effort. If we had been more observing in years past, we should probably have seen the connection between the decrease of malaria and of mosquitoes in many sections of our country. It is a

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