The Ross Institute Industrial Advisory Committee

    Article metrics


    AT a meeting of the Ross Institute Industrial Advisory Committee held on April 21 with Mr. G. H. Masefield in the chair, reports were presented upon malaria control in Ceylon, and upon housing and air-conditioning in the tropics. Sir Malcolm Watson spoke on anti-malarial oil for treating water in order to destroy mosquito larvae. An almost perfect anti-malarial mixture has been compounded, but it is very necessary to employ the right kind of oils, which are not always available. The conveyance of disease by aircraft was another subject discussed, particularly by transmission of infected mosquitoes, and it was mentioned that an apparatus had been recently devised for disinfestation during flight.

    Rights and permissions

    Reprints and Permissions

    About this article

    Cite this article

    The Ross Institute Industrial Advisory Committee. Nature 143, 1017 (1939) doi:10.1038/1431017d0

    Download citation


    By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.