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U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
 
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Dr. A. F. A. King. Dr. King was professor of obstetrics in Columbian (now George Washington) University, Washington, D. C, and a well-known Washington physician. He was a man of unusual mentality, and as early as 1883 published in The Popular Science Monthly an extended article in support of the idea that malaria is carried by mosquitoes. His array of reasons was so great and his argument so convincing that his paper has been considered the very strongest of any on the carriage of disease by insects, published prior to the actual proof. He died December 13, 1914, in Washington, D. C.