. The book of bugs. The Way of the Mosquito. 51 quinine until his ears rung. There was a young man in my class in college so fond of the drug that he would dip it out of a big bottle on his % knife-blade and lick it off. He said it tasted good. It gave me the all-overs to watch him. They used to tell a story about a Hoosier going into a drug- store and asking the clerk for quinine. The clerk wanted to know it he would have it in capsules. ' Capsules ? W hat's cap- sules ? " The clerk showed him. " Right purty. What they fur?" To put the quinine in." " Whutch want t

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. The book of bugs. The Way of the Mosquito. 51 quinine until his ears rung. There was a young man in my class in college so fond of the drug that he would dip it out of a big bottle on his % knife-blade and lick it off. He said it tasted good. It gave me the all-overs to watch him. They used to tell a story about a Hoosier going into a drug- store and asking the clerk for quinine. The clerk wanted to know it he would have it in capsules. ' Capsules ? W hat's cap- sules ? " The clerk showed him. " Right purty. What they fur?" To put the quinine in." " Whutch want t
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. The book of bugs. The Way of the Mosquito. 51 quinine until his ears rung. There was a young man in my class in college so fond of the drug that he would dip it out of a big bottle on his % knife-blade and lick it off. He \ \ said it tasted good. It gave me the all-overs to watch him. They used to tell a story about a Hoosier going into a drug- store and asking the clerk for quinine. The clerk wanted to know it he would have it in capsules. ' Capsules ? W hat's cap- sules ? " The clerk showed him. " Right purty. What they fur?" To put the quinine in." " Whutch want to putt it in them there boxes fur ? ' Why, so's you won't taste it.". Fig. ii. How to tell the mala- rial mosquito from the kind that merely irritates. Watch how it stands at rest. The lower is the one that injects malaria germs " f~* J T j i TW 1 i in the blood. Good Lord! W y, looky here, mister. I ben a-livin' on the Wabash bottoms goin' on thirty year. Quinine's ben meat and drink to me, 's you might say. And here come you a-wantin' to take the taste of it away from me. Why, darn your skin! Fur two cents I'd jump that there counter and give you the best lickin' you ever got. You—you whiffet! Aw, shut up! I don't want you to talk to me." Quinine is certainly good for malaria, but it is power- less in yellow fever. Killing mosquitoes in Havana has been shown to abolish that disease and to make the most dangerous port in the civilized world one of the safest.. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Sutherland, Harvey. New York ; London : Street & Smith