Volume 1, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


There could hardly be a more timely subject in the entire field of insect vector control than the present one.

Within the last decade we were within sight of realizing our fondest hopes in the eradication of, or at least effective control of, many arthropod borne diseases and pestiferous insects. The last few years of this decade, however, have dealt a blow to these aspirations by the fact that insects have developed resistance to our most potent chemical weapons. We now must go back and reorganize our forces for a new attack. The following speakers were asked to participate in this Panel not only because of their preeminence in the field, but because their respective interests and work combine to cover almost all phases of the problem confronting us.

First, Dr. A. D. Hess, of the U. S. Public Health Service, discusses the “Significance of Resistance to Insecticides in Vector Control Programs.”


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