The malaria mosquito under a spotlight, with scenes showing how to avoid catching malaria. Colour lithograph after a design attributed to Reginald Mount.

  • Mount, Reginald.
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About this work


[London] : Printed for H.M. Stationery Office (London E.C.4 : Multi Machine Plates Ltd.)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in red, black and yellow ; sheet 50.5 x 34.1 cm



There's deadly danger in that bite! Beware the mosquito; its bite may infect you with malaria causing life-long illness and perhaps death. The danger areas are Africa, Tropical America, India and the Far East. ... Lettering continues: "Defeat the mosquito in these ways: go ashore as little as possible in the danger zones. If you do go ashore return to your ship before sundown. The mosquito usually attacks by night. Take a dose of quinine the day before your ship arrives at a danger zone. Take a dose daily as long as you remain and for four weeks after you leave. Quinine won't hurt you but it will kill malaria germs in your blood. Make your quarters mosquito proof. Keep them clean and see that there are no pools of stagnant water (for example in the boats) where mosquitoes may breed. Sleep under a mosquito net. Quinine everyday keeps malaria away." Bears number (after printer's name) : 51-4004

Terms of use

Copyright is currently (1995) administered by the Central Office of Information (COI). In a letter of 12 June 1995, the COI authorised the Wellcome Institute Library to supply one copy of this work to any one user of the Library for the purposes of research and/or private study and not for further reproduction


Wellcome Collection 22673i

Creator/production credits

Authorship inferred from provenance of Wellcome Institute's impression: studio of Reginald Mount and Eileen Evans



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