Vitality of Lice


I HAD occasion recently to examine microscopically some head-lice (Pediculus capitis) under water, and I noticed a phenomenon to which I have been unable to find any reference in standard works.

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COHEN, H. Vitality of Lice. Nature 100, 66–67 (1917).

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