Parasitology, Harold W. Manter Laboratory of


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College Park, Maryland: Department of Zoology, University of Maryland, 1963.


U.S. government work.


Over the past several years a large number of references from the USSR, Eastern Europe, and China have been collected dealing with arthropods of medical importance. These references were coded on keysort cards which made it possible to index as many as fifteen subject areas on one card. The usefulness of this indexing system was evident by the number of medical entomologists who used it in searching for references in their specialty. In response to requests from workers in the United States and other countries who did not have ready access to the index. it was decided to publish these references. The publication was made possible by the generous support of the United States Army Medical Research and Development Command, Department of the Army.

Owing to the large number of references presently on hand. the plan is to issue this catalogue in a series of publications of which this is the first. Succeeding issues will deal with references on ticks, fleas, mites. lice, and other groups. Upon completion of these groups, other issues will be published containing references on various arthropod-borne diseases arranged according to the causative agents.

No claim is made for completeness in this volume or in the succeeding volumes, although an effort has been made to locate as many references as possible. Notice of errors or omissions will be received gratefully. This work has been prepared in the Department of Zoology with the cooperation and interest of the following individuals to whom special acknowledgment is due,

Vivian N. Andrews

Alice Mae Brown

Alena Elbl

Beatrice Y. Foote

Margaret H. Mace

Dorothy W. Segal

John C. Sewell

Robert Richard Thacker

George Anastes

Professor and Head

Department of Zoology

College of Arts and Sciences

University of Maryland