DDT and the Balance of Nature

  • Vincent B. Wigglesworth


From ancient times diseases conveyed by insects have been the main cause of casualties in military campaigns: the house-fly as a carrier of dysentery and typhoid, the louse as the carrier of famine fever or epidemic typhus, the Anopheles mosquito as the carrier of malaria. There are many ways of combating these insects and breaking the chain of transmission of disease from man to insect and to man again. Among the methods is the use of insecticides.


Gypsy Moth Anopheles Mosquito Head Louse Body Louse Residual Film 
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© V. B. Wigglesworth 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent B. Wigglesworth
    • 1
  1. 1.Agricultural Research Council Unit of Insect PhysiologyUniversity of CambridgeUSA

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