At 08:00 20/07/97 -0700, you wrote:
>Two items I hope that somebody can steer me towards.
> The second relates to techtonic plate movements and the theory of continental
>drift. I understand this was first proposed by a parasitologist who studied
parasites of fresh-water fish in South America and Australia. Can anybody
give me his name or a
>reference of this work? I'm trying to gather interesting parasitological
topics for use
>in a potential PBS series for the ASP, along the lines of 'Cosmos,' but for
>One part would cover parasites in history, so if anyone cares to offer
>historical parasite topic, then I'd be much intrigued and thankful.
You might take a look at Manter's work on Glaxias and fish parasite
zoogeorgaphy (1955, Exp. Parasit. 4, 62-86): he refers to earlier work by
Von Ihring, Crowcroft and others. There have been several works which
subsequently link parasites and plate tectonics.
Dr David I. Gibson
Parasitic Worms Division Tel. +44-(0)171-938-9485
Department of Zoology Fax. +44-(0)171-938-8754
The Natural History Museum
London SW7 5BD
Work e-mail: dig at nhm.ac.uk
Home e-mail: p-d.gibson at dial.pipex.com