Proceedings of the First General Convention to Consider the Questions Involved in Mosquito Extermination; Held New York City on Wednesday, December Sixteenth, 1903

Proceedings of the First General Convention to Consider the Questions Involved in Mosquito Extermination; Held New York City on Wednesday, December Sixteenth, 1903

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...attention to a circular (Appendix B, pages 78-81) which has just been issued by the Village Improvement Society of South Orange. This will be distributed at the beginning of the season there. We are now entering upon the fourth year of our campaign, and I am pleased to say that the subscriptions are coming in as readily as ever before. This, I believe, is proof of the fact that we have succeeded extremely well. Surely if our people felt that the salt marsh mosquito formed even a considerable part of our local supply we would not be given so great a financial support. The fact that the malarial and the house-entering mosquitoes are purely local in their habits is justification enough to encourage local anti-mosquito work. In fact, I may say more, a local Board of Health which neglects to take up the campaign should be censured for not doing so. Mr. Claflin: May I ask the gentleman who has just spoken how far, in point of fact, he has ever known an Anopheles to go from the point of breeding? Of course, one cannot always tell what that point is. Mr. Miller: All I can say is I have never traced them over 200 yards. It is a matter of a work of years to determine that question. Mr. Claflin: Of course, that cannot be determined with certainty. Mr. Miller: Two hundred yards, I think. Mr. Claflin: I think it ought to be made clear in the proceedings of this Convention that these mosquitoes, carried a long way by the wind, are the non-malaria mosquitoes. It has been very difficult to impress this fact upon those who do not understand. I am continually met by persons who have given the question no thought, and they say what is the use of trying to eradicate malaria when you have the mosquitoes blown in by the wind from marshes, 10, 20 or 30 miles away? Now, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123662372X
  • 9781236623720