Disease Transmission by Insects

Its Discovery and 90 Years of Effort to Prevent it

  • James R. Busvine

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. James R. Busvine
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  3. James R. Busvine
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  4. James R. Busvine
    Pages 215-300
  5. James R. Busvine
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 344-361

About this book


About 100 years ago, it was dicovered that insects transmit grave, mainly tropical diseases - very much to the astonishment of the physicians of that time, who saw this as a new, possibly easy, way of eradicating the diseases by exterminating the vectors. For some years, DDT and other then new insecticides achieved great improvements, but subsequently serious setbacks emerged: insecticide-resistance and anxiety about toxicity to man and animals. In the past twenty years, serious efforts have been made tofind alternatives, with varying degrees of success.


Diptera Disease Transmission Geschichte der Medizin History of Medicine Insects Insekten Krankheitsübertragung Malaria Tropenmedizin Tropical Medicine insect pesticides

Authors and affiliations

  • James R. Busvine
    • 1
  1. 1.London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineMaidenheadUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-55457-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-45716-6
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