African Ixodoidea. I. Ticks of the Sudan

(with special reference to Equatoria Province and with preliminary review of the genera Boophilus, Margaropus and Hyalomma), by Harry Hoogstraal, Head, Department of Medical Zoology, U. S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3, Cairo, Egypt. Research Report NM 005 050.29-07 Department of the Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. 1st edition. 1101 pp., illustrated with 372 figures on 103 plates. Washington, D. C., U. S. Government Printing Office, 1956

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At the turn of the century the letters “R.A.M.C.” were frequently appended to the names of authors of faunistic papers and books in the English language. However, apart from occasional papers in the J. R. Army med. Cps., that was about as far as official connections with the British armed forces got; authors had to find their own publishers! More recently those concerned with actual or potential disease vectors throughout the world have become more and more accustomed to finding the imprimatur of the U.S. Navy on a varied and extensive series of English language publications on purely terrestrial faunas of one kind or another. Perusal of these works usually reveals that the author or authors have had the most extraordinary opportunities and enviable facilities afforded them for the specific research reported on, by the research agencies of the U. S. Navy, for the widest variety of research projects.