CDC bulletin, July-Aug.-Sept. 1949.
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CDC bulletin, July-Aug.-Sept. 1949.

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    U.S. Public Health Service, Federal Security Agency.

    The Technical Development Division, situated at Savannah, Ga ., is an arm of the Communicable Disease Center responsible for the development of new information, techniques, materials, and equipment to improve present practices in communicable disease control. In addition to new developments, responsibilities also include: an evaluation of current discoveries in this field and the devising of procedures for their practical application; a continuous survey of existing materials, equipment, and procedures to determine if they meet required specifications ; and the correction of deficiencies. Specific problems under taken usually originate from deficiencies on operational programs, and the various cooperating States are kept informed of usable development. The Division at present consists of six technical and two service Branches. With the exception of one Branch, these are housed in Savannah in 15 structures: 2 main buildings, and 13 prefabricated, or similar structures, utilized as shops, animal houses, auxiliary laboratories, and warehouses. Insecticide Branch; Pharr, Texas Branch; Control Methods and Evaluation Branch; Chemistry Branch; Equipment Development Branch; Toxicology Branch; Administrative Branch; Service Branch.

    The Technical Development Division / Samuel W. Simmons -- DDT and the malaria mosquito [World Health Organization Newsletter , Number 8, June 1969] -- Special projects: a testing kit for use in field investigations of failure of DDT residual sprays / Robert H. McCauley, Jr. -- -- Pictorial review: -- 1 . Use of aircraft in insect control [CDC 4-077.0, released 1949; motion picture: 454 ft., 13 minutes] -- 2 . Malaria control on impounded waters [CDC 4-069.1, released 1949; motion picture: 670 ft., 19 minutes] -- 3 . Identification of U. S. genera mosquito larvae [CDC 5-0 42, released 1947; film strip: 103 frames, 18 minutes] -- 4 . Hookworm disease and hookworm infection [CDC 5-0 7 3, released 1948; motion picture: 77 frames, 13 minutes] -- -- Book review: manual of medical parasitology with techniques for laboratory diagnosis and notes on related animal parasites -- Idea exchange: Polyvinyl alcohol for routine determination of ectoparasites / Harry D. Pratt and John E. Lane -- Division highlights: Administrative Division, Engineering Division, Entomology Division, Epidemiology Division, Laboratory Division, Production Division, Technical Development Division, Training Division, Veterinary Division -- CDC training courses -- Morbidity data.

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