Magic Lantern Parasitic Insect Slides

Item ID: 2511 | Category: Medical

A fascinating box of 20 glass slides which appear to study various parasitic insects. The slides include Xenopsylla cheopis, the rat flea, a parasite of rodents which is a primary vector for bubonic plague and murine typhus. There is a slide that shows the number of plague deaths in India between 1896 & 1910. Ctenecephalus felis (Cat Flea) and the larvae of pulex irritans (Human flea) plus various others.

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