Insects, Ticks, Mites, and Venomous Animals of Medical and Veterinary Importance

Part I.—Medical. By Walter Scott Patton and Alwen M. Evans. Pp. i–x, 1–786. 374 figures and 60 plates. 1929. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

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In 1913, Professor Patton and Major Cragg wrote their well-known Textbook of Medical Entomology. The present volume is an entirely new and even more extensive work, written primarily for medical officers and others taking post-graduate work in Tropical Medicine. The authors assume that many of the students are approaching the subject for the first time; the book is, in fact, planned for the course as given at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

The arrangement of the material in the text is that of a course of lectures combined with a manual for the laboratory exercises. Thus there are twenty-eight “meetings” of the class which include some twenty lectures and twenty-seven laboratory periods. The “lectures” in the text are notes or a synopsis of the material on which the actual lecture may be based. The “laboratory meetings” of the text contain numerous excellent drawings made from the specimens exhibited.