Excerpt from Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Nova Scotia, Vol. 1: August 3rd, 1915 Body vermin carry the dreaded typus and plague. The glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome, it is now claimed were de stroyed really by the malaria infected mosquitoes introduced about then time of the Persian and Punic invasions. Xerxes and Hannibal and their myrmidons could be repulsed but the insidious Anopheles was then unrecognized and therefore irresistible. They sapped the blood not only of the mighty men of war, but the energy and genius of the artists, of the orators, of the intellectuals, and of the common laborer. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.