By Everard L. Napier, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. (Lond.). In charge Kala-azar research, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine. Second edition. 185 pages of text with 15 charts in the text, 18 plates, and an appendix of references to literature, author index and subject index. Oxford University Press. London, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, 1927
The Santa Lucia strain of Plasmodium falciparum and the Aotus lemurinus griseimembra monkey are proposed as models for the testing of sporozoite vaccines and transmission-blocking vaccines. Approximately 85% of splenectomized monkeys were infected when fed upon by 10 or more heavily infected Anopheles freeborni mosquitoes. Sporozoite-induced infections in monkeys with or without previous infection with P. vivax readily infected mosquitoes, thus making them candidates for testing transmission-blocking vaccines.