Accession Number:

ADA591989

Title:

The Mosquitos of the Philippine Islands. The Distribution of Certain Species, and Their Occurrence in Relation to the Incidence of Certain Diseases

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author:

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1908-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

In this thesis we have a record of protracted and painstaking investigations undertaken by Dr. Ludlow in the interest of preventive medicine rather than as a contribution to natural history. The work included careful descriptions of many species of mosquitos which are new to science, but the principal object in view has been to determine what species, if any, have a geographic distribution and seasonal activity corresponding with the prevalence of certain infectious diseases known or suspected to be dependent for their propagation upon the mosquito, acting as an intermediate host for the specific germ. Dr. Ludlow is the pioneer in this work, and it is to be hoped that she may be able to continue her researches in this important field of investigation, especially as regards the mosquitos of the Philippine Islands, to which she has devoted her special attention and of which she has become the leading authority.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE