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Practical Malaria Control

Nature volume 154, page 593 (11 November 1944) | Download Citation

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THE title of this book is an ambitious one, and our appetites are sharpened by the reputation of the author as an entomologist of repute, one fully acquainted with the literature of malaria, with practical experience in the field, as well as in the laboratory. In performance, however, the result is a little disappointing. The style is somewhat involved and confused, and the author has failed to make the most of what is a great opportunity. Many of the statements are dogmatic and open to criticism. For example, it is recommended that in conducting a malaria survey the best method is to collect adult Anopheles and post them to the nearest school of tropical medicine, or even the British Museum, for identification. At this point the student is left entirely in the air with the advice that no useful purpose can be served by detailing special control methods applicable to individual species of Anopheles which constitute the whole basis of species sanitation.

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