Date of this Version
As the title indicates, this book is written for physicians, not medical entomologists. The early classics in the field, Matheson's "Medical Entomology," and Harwood and James' “Entomology in Human and Animal Health,” now out-of-print, are not replaced by this volume because this work is of a more concise and abbreviated form.
The book is divided into three parts. Part I consists of chapters on the pathological conditions caused by arthropods, and the principles of treatment, certainly the most authoritative section of the book. Part II lists and describes many arthropods of medical importance. Part III consists of a short glossary of entomological terms, followed by an index. Tropical arthropods of medical importance are not well covered.