[Letter to the Editor]


THE discussions in NATURE of April 25 and May 9, on the occurrence of disease among animals and plants living under natural conditions, are of importance from several points of view, both economic and scientific. While I do not admit the validity of the reviewer's distinction between internal predators and diseases, yet, for the sake of the argument, we can eliminate the huge death-roll of insects due to insect parasites and still leave a large death-roll due to diseases.

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MUIR, F. [Letter to the Editor]. Nature 127, 779 (1931). https://doi.org/10.1038/127779b0

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