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
Armigeres and Aedes species of mosquitoes have been infected with, and have transmitted, P. gallinaceum of fowls very easily in our laboratory experiments. But it has not been possible to infect an anopheline, even when fed simultaneously on a fowl whose gametocytes were of a quantity and quality adequate to cause 100 per cent infections in Armigeres and Aedes. With the exception of oocysts in one Culex mimuloides the same difficulty in infecting Culex species has been encountered.
It does not appear that local species of Anopheles or Culex genera are natural hosts for this plasmodium.