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Author Patterson, Gordon M.

Title The mosquito crusades : a history of the American anti-mosquito movement from the Reed Commission to the first Earth Day / Gordon Patterson
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2009]
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Series Studies in modern science, technology, and the environment
Studies in modern science, technology, and the environment.
Contents Waging war on the insect menace -- The Garden State takes the lead -- A continental crusade -- Public health, race, and mosquitoes -- Widening the campaign -- Advances and retreats during the Great Depression -- The beginning of the insecticide era -- The postwar era -- Discontent and resistance
Summary Among the struggles of the twentieth century, the one between humans and mosquitoes may have been the most vexing, as demonstrated by the long battle to control these blood-sucking pests. As vectors of diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, encephalitis, and dengue fever, and as sources of torment, mosquitoes forced open a new chapter in the history of medical entomology and human attempts to suppress the insect world. Based on extensive use of primary sources, The Mosquito Crusades traces efforts to eliminate the mosquito blight from the New Jersey Meadowlands to San Francisco Bay. Providing
Notes "Sequel to The Mosquito Wars: A History of Mosquito Control in Florida, which appeared in 2004"--Preface
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Mosquitoes as carriers of disease -- United States.
Mosquitoes -- Control -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
History, 20th Century.
Mosquito Control -- history.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Patterson, Gordon M. Mosquito wars
LC no. 2008038705
ISBN 0813547008 (electronic bk.)
9780813547008 (electronic bk.)