Entomology (Medical & Veterinary) Including Insecticides and Insect and Rat Control

by D. N. Roy, M.D., D.T.M., D.Sc., Director and Professor of Medical Entomology, School of Tropical Medicine, Calcutta (Retd.), In-charge of the Department of Medical Entomology & Biology, Indian Institute for Medical Research, Calcutta; and A. W. A. Brown, M.B.E., Ph.D., Professor and Head of the Department of Zoology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. 2nd edition: 413 pp., illustrated. Calcutta: Excelsior Press, 1954. Price $s.30, 45s., $8

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The present volume is essentially two independently written books. The first part, written by Dr. Roy, deals with medical and veterinary entomology and the control of arthropods. The second part, written by Dr. Brown, treats of insect toxicology, the application of insecticides and the chemical control of arthropods; a few pages are devoted to the chemical control of rodents.

The senior author frequently employs inaccurate scientific names and synonyms for micro-organisms, arthropods and reservoir hosts. Furthermore, he is not consistent in the usage of scientific names of arthropods. Rather often, grossly inaccurate and contradictory statements are made; for example, “they (Amblyomma cajennense) are very abundant in Texas …. This tick does not extend its range north of Mexican border” and “O. coriaceus recorded in Mexico. It is doubtful if it bites man.” The typographical errors are abnormally numerous.

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