Medicine: Anopheles gambiae

"If Orson Welles, in his now famous broadcast of October 30. 1938, had announced not that the Martians had landed in New Jersey, but that a mosquito called Anopheles gambiae, a native of Africa, had arrived on the American continent, there would have been no public alarm. . . . But Anopheles gambiae is potentially a much more dangerous invader than the Martians would have been. H. G. Wells's Martians, it will be remembered, were unable to adjust themselves to life on this planet and quickly died."

Thus wrote Lawyer Raymond Blaine Fosdick, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, in his review of...

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