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 study of the effects of Chara fragilis (fig. 1) on mosquito development reported in 1928 (6) has been continued and expanded during the past season. Our investigations were directed along five principal lines: (a) Continued studies of the effects of Chara fragilis on larval development under experimental conditions. (b) A survey of a portion of the central New York area to determine the distribution of Chara spp. and their effect on mosquito density. (c) The introduction of Chara fragilis into various types of ponds, marshes, etc., to study its rate of growth and effect on future mosquito breeding. (d) A continued study of the food (plankton) in Chara ponds and typical mosquito breeding pools. (e) The effects of other aquatic plants on the larvae of Culicidae.
The results of this season's work can be presented best under these five headings.