Robert Tucker Abbott, China, station numbers 257-293, November-December 1945.

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R. T. Abbott was a medical malacologist. He became Assistant Curator and Associate Curator of the Department of Mollusks. He was a Navy bomber pilot during WWII, and later joined the Naval Medical Research Unit to study in particular schistosomiasis, a disease affecting troops in the Pacific. This field book includes lists of stations and their numbers, with notes and drawings, for Abbott's field trip to China. The stations are numbered 257 to 293 and the notes are dated from November 3 to December 22, 1945. At end are added extensive notes on stations 282 and 260, with text and map drawings showing percentages of schistosomes found and numbers of snails crushed. The following pages have a bibliographical note, and an itinerary. The field notes are written in a notebook that has column headings in Chinese language (Mandarin?).

Date Range


Start Date

Nov 03, 1945

End Date

Dec 22, 1945

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  • Schistosomiasis
  • Mollusks--China
  • Schistosoma




  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-315

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History (U. S.), Department of Invertebrate Zoology, curatorial records, 1893-1969

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1, folder 2