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Bloomsbury Academic
19 November 2015
Busvine's introductory account of the evolutionary histories of insects and mites leads on to a fascinating study of human reactions to ectoparasites. It shows how the extent of man's curiosity about them and references to their prevalence provide a continuous commentary both on the history of biological science from Aristotle to the present day and on the modes and manners of ages past. Subjects of ribald verse, quack medicine and morbid imagination as well as literary symbols of piety, love and human insignificance, this is also the history of how medicine discovered that ectoparasites acted as transmitters for epidemic diseases.
By:   James Ronald Busvine (Late of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine UK)
Imprint:   Bloomsbury Academic
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   585g
ISBN:   9781474241762
ISBN 10:   147424176X
Series:   History: Bloomsbury Academic Collections
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   19 November 2015
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

James Ronald Busvine was Emeritus Professor of Entomology as Applied to Hygiene at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.

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