DDT: weapon against disease


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The discovery of D.D.T. during World War II, its effectiveness against lice, mosquitoes, and flies; tests made on its effectiveness; and examples of the good results it has shown in controlling military and civilian epidemics are presented.

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Produced by the United States War Department, Army Pictorial Service.


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“DDT: weapon against disease ,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed March 27, 2017, http://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/5209.