Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Man's Reaction to Mosquito Bites

Abstract

IT is widely known that different individuals give very different reactions to the bites of insects, and also that repeated exposure may a ter the reactions of one individual (Boycott1, Hecht2), but surprisingly little work has been done on this subject. The availability of a group of human volunteer subjects for medical research made it possible to investigate the effect of the bites of various species on individuals who could be kept under observation for long periods.

References

  1. Boycott, A. E., Univ. Coll. Hosp. Mag., Lond., 13, 200 (1928).

    Google Scholar 

  2. Hecht, O., Reo. Sanid. Asistencia Social Caracas, Venezuela, 8, 391 (1943).

    Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

MELLANBY, K. Man's Reaction to Mosquito Bites. Nature 158, 554 (1946). https://doi.org/10.1038/158554c0

Download citation

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/158554c0

Further reading

Comments

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.

Search

Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing