|Contribution||Published papers often cited, inaccurately, as proposing insects as vectors of disease.|
|Notes||Josiah Clark Nott. In many works (see, for example, Norman) Nott is given credit for suggesting the mosquito as vector of Yellow Fever. He sometimes gets credit for proposing the mosquito transmission of both Yellow Fever and malaria, but his writings are too vague to support such conclusions; see Chernin, E., Bull. New York Acad. Med., 59: 790-802, 1983. Nott made some connection between insects and disease, but (writing at a time when the term insect was loosely used, and before the germ theory of disease had taken hold) made no clear distinction between insects as pathogens and as vectors of pathogens.|
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