Medical Entomology : A Textbook on Public Health and Veterinary Problems Caused by Anthropods
This book is designed primarily as a textbook for graduate and postgraduate courses in Medical, Public Health and Veterinary Entomology. Its uniqueness is that its emphasis is on disease as opposed to arthropods. It includes general discussions of epidemiology, transmission, disease control, vector control and disease surveillance. In addition, it contains chapters oriented towards the many specific arthropod-borne diseases. Furthermore, the book discusses the many direct impacts that parasitic insects have on human and animal health. The arthropods themselves are dealt with in two introductory chapters.
- Paperback | 672 pages
- 192.5 x 261.6 x 31.8mm | 1,573.98g
- 31 Aug 2000
- Kluwer Academic Publishers
- Dordrecht, United States
- Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2000
From the reviews: "This is a very welcome publication that should find a wide readership; there are no competing books that cover the subjects of medical and veterinary entomology so well." (Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology, 95:1, 2001) "...it is written in a readable and easily intelligible language. This is especially important for students whose mother tongue is not English. In fact this book is one of the best textbooks I have ever read. I have no doubt this book will become the standard textbook in medical entomology not only in the United States and Enlgish-speaking countries but all over the world." (European Journal of Entomology, 98:150, 2001) "This reviewer finds Eldridge and Edman's Medical Entomology the most attractive for students in terms of price, quality of publication, organization and writing style, and the powerful assemblage of authors (most of the current authorities in the field of medical entomology in the United States). Other textbooks have their strengths and target audiences. For advanced students, this is the most complete book currently available." (Journal of Medical Entomology)
Table of contents
1. Introduction to Medical Entomology; B.F. Eldridge, J.D. Edman. 2. Introduction to Arthropods: Structure, Function and Development; W.S. Romoser. 3. Introduction to Arthropods: Systematics, Behavior and Ecology; W.S. Romoser. 4. Direct Injury: Phobias, Psychoses, Annoyance, Allergies, Toxins, Venoms and Myiasis; J.F. Day, et al. 5. Arthropod Transmission of Vertebrate Parasites; J.D. Edman. 6. The Epidemiology of Arthropodborne Diseases; B.F. Eldridge. 7. Malaria, Babesiosis, Theileriosis and Related Diseases; T.R. Burkot, P.M. Graves. 8. Leishmaniasis and Trypanosomiasis; P.G. Lawyer, P.V. Perkins. 9. Filariasis; J.B. Lok, et al. 10. Bacterial and Rickettsial Diseases; J. Piesman, K.L. Gage. 11. Arbovirus Diseases; B.F. Eldridge, et al. 12. Mechanical Transmission of Disease Agents by Arthropods; L.D. Foil, J.R. Gorham. 13. Surveillance for Arthropodborne Diseases; B.F. Eldridge. 14. Management of Arthropodborne Diseases by Vector Control; D.E. Weidhaas, D.A. Focks. 15. Prevention and Control of Arthropodborne Diseases; J.F. Sutcliffe. Subject Index. Scientific Names Index.