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Elkington, JSC (1904) Insects and disease. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 113-122.

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Dr. Elkington said:—The subject upon
which I have been asked to address you
this evening is one which has, within the
past six years, produced a profound alteration
in several branches of science.
It is advisable,
therefore, to clearly distinguish between
the two methods in which insects play a
part in spreading disease amongst human
beings in relation to typhoid fever, whether
(a) As carrying agents pure and simple,
the infecting agent undergoing no change
and not being dependent on the insect in
any way.
(b) As hosts, intermediate or definitive,
the infective organism being dependent
upon the insect and undergoing an extracorporeal
phase of development in its
Dr. Elkington believes that domestic flies are responsible for a large proportion of cases of disease, especially typhoid fever.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Elkington, JSC
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 113-122
Collections: Royal Society Collection
Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2013 23:39
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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