National Geographic : 1944 Feb
Life Story of the Mosquito Beak Deep in Human Skin, a Malaria Carrier Drinks Her Fill Quadrimaculatus, like all members of the malaria-spreading Anopheles family, assumes this tilted pose when biting (Plate IV and page 195). Her abdomen is dark red and full of blood down to the last three segments. Blood is her natural food. A drop of intestinal fluid is leaving the tip of her abdomen. U. S. Public Health Service To Cure Paresis, Doctors Expose a Patient to the Bites of Malaria-carrying Mosquitoes Each jar, with its opening pressed against the sufferer's leg, imprisons a mosquito. Their bites infect their victim with malaria. The resulting high fever counteracts the paresis. Then the patient must be treated for malaria (page 195).