Volume 32, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


This is an unusual book both in the subject material and in the writing. It deals with how anopheline mosquitoes got their names, the people and the places involved. The author is a gifted writer.

A delightfully warm preface is presented by Dr. L. J. Bruce-Chwatt. His description of this book as “original, informative, revealing, erudite, comprehensive, and wholly delightful” is a good appraisal and is heartily agreed to by this reviewer.

Following the preface is the introduction which explains how the information was gathered and how it is organized in the text. A helpful discussion of how specific names are formed is presented.

The author can deal with Latin, Greek, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, and has a reading knowledge of Russian and Dutch. Thus he was able to read the scientific articles referred to in the book in the languages of the original publications, except those in Chinese and Japanese.


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