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An Introduction to Medical Entomology

For educational purposes. 

 

REKNOWN RESEARCHERS

IN MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY

(Contact)

 

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John H. Comstock

(1849-1931)

 

Oswaldo Cruz

(1872-1917)

 

W. C. Gorgas

(1854-1920)

 

G. Grassi

(1854-1925)

 

Leland Howard

(1857-1950)

 

C. L. A. LaVerne

(1845-1922)

 

Patrick Manson

(1844-1922)

 

G. H. Nuttall

(1862-1937)

 

Walter Reed

(1851-1902)

 

Howard Ricketts

(1871-1910)

 

Ronald Ross

(1857-1932)

 

F. V. Theobald

(1868-1930)

 

 

                                                                            ACHIEVEMENTS

 

         Comstock, John Henry -- Began a curriculum of Entomology at Cornell University.

 

         Cruz, Oswaldo -- Director of a laboratory in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

         Gorgas, William Crawford -- Initiated sanitation work in Cuba and Panama based on the yellow fever discoveries of Ross & Reed.

 

         Grassi, Giovanni Battista-- Confirmed Ross's work on mosquito transmission of malaria.

 

         Howard, Leland Ossian -- Director of USDA Bureau of Entomology.  Stressed importance of human disease spread by insects

 

         Laverne, Charles Louis Alphonse-- Discovered the Malaria parasite in 1880.

 

         Manson, Patrick -- Discovered the role of mosquitoes in the transmission of Filariasis and he formed the theory that mosquitoes

                transmit Malaria.

 

         Nuttall, George Henry Falkiner -- Director of the Molteno Institute, Cambridge, England and stressed the importance of insect

                 vectors of human disease.

 

         Reed, Walter -- Confirmed that Aedes aegypti is the vector of yellow fever.

 

         Ricketts, Howard Taylor -- Discovered that the tick Dermacentor andersoni is the vector of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

                 and contributed to  the discovery that lice (Pediculus humanus) are transmitters of Typhus.

 

         Ross, Ronald -- Proved that mosquitoes are the vectors of Malaria and recommended control measures.

 

         Theobald, Frederick Vincent -- Produced five volumes on mosquitoes of the world.

 

 

  Key References:     <medvet.ref.htm>

 

     Matheson, R. 1950.  Medical Entomology.  Comstock Publ. Co, Inc.  610 p.

      Service, M.  2008.  Medical Entomology For Students.  Cambridge Univ. Press.  289 p

      Legner, E. F.  1995.  Biological control of Diptera of medical and veterinary importance.  J. Vector Ecology 20(1): 59-120.

      Legner, E. F..  2000.  Biological control of aquatic Diptera.  p. 847-870.  Contributions to a Manual of Palaearctic Diptera,

          Vol. 1, Science  Herald, Budapest.  978 p.