Researches in Polynesia and Melanesia. An account of investigations in Samoa, Tonga, the Ellice Group, and the New Hebrides, in 1924, 1925. Parts V–VII. (Relating to Human Diseases and Welfare.)
By Patrick A. Buxton, M.R.C.S., D.T.M. & H. Formerly Milner Research Fellow; Director of Entomology; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. London, W.C.1. November, 1928. Pages xi and 139, with seven figures and twenty-eight tables in the text, followed by twenty-seven plates of photographs
This is No. 2 of the Memoir Series of The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. No. 1 of the Series, by the same author assisted by G. H. E. Hopkins, M.D., F.E.S., bore the title “Researches in Polynesia and Melanesia Entomology” and was reviewed in this Journal, vol. VII, no. 6, November, 1927. The author says of the present memoir, “In this volume I deal with our studies on Filariasis in man, and I publish a number of notes on other human diseases, and on the effect of the inter-action of European and Polynesian cultures on the races of man living in the Pacific. These subjects make a somewhat disconnected whole, but they can not be avoided as they are no more than a by-product of the expedition.”
Part V deals with human filariasis and makes up the larger part of the volume.