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Tropical medicine : an illustrated history of the pioneers

Author: G C Cook
Publisher: Paris ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats

Offers short accounts of the lives and scientific contributions of the major pioneers of Tropical Medicine. Largely biographical, this title features stories that can enlighten a new generation of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biography
History (form)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G C Cook
ISBN: 9780123739919 0123739918
OCLC Number: 213007842
Description: xvi, 278 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Early pioneers of 'medicine in the tropics' --
Origins of the formal discipline : background factors --
Patrick Manson (1844-1922) : father of the newly-formed speciality, filariasis research, and founder of the London School of Tropical Medicine --
Alphonse Laveran (1845-1922) : discovery of the causative agent of malaria in 1880 --
Ronald Ross (1857-1932) : the role of the Italian malariologists, and scientific verification of mosquito transmission of malaria --
Carlos Finlay (1833-1915) : yellow fever research in southern America. Joseph Everett Dutton (1874-1905) : West African trypanosomiasis and relapsing fever --
The causative agent of visceral leishmaniasis (kal-azar) : William Leishman (1865-1926) and Charles Donovan (1863-1951) --
James Cantlie (1851-1926) : tropical surgeon, university administrator, and founder of the (Royal) Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene --
George Carmichael Low (1872-1952) : an underrated pioneer, and contributor to the (Royal) Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene --
David Bruce (1855-1931) : Malta fever, nagana, and East African trypanosomiasis. The Schistosomiasis saga : Theodor Bilharz (1825-62), Robert Leiper (1881-1969), and the Japanese investigators --
Leonard Rogers (1868-1962) : the diseases of Bengal, and the founding of the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine --
Aldo Castellani (1877-1971) : research in the tropics, and founding of the Ross Institute and Hospital for Tropical Diseases --
Neil Hamilton Fairley (1891-1966) : medicine in the tropics, and the future of clinical tropical medicine. Alexandre Yersin (1863-1943), and other contributers in solving the plague problem --
Andrew Balfour (1873-1931) : pioneer of preventive medicine in the tropics and first Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine --
Some less well-documented pioneers --
'Back-room' and lay pioneers of the specialty --
Politicians and entrepreneurs : the Chamberlains (father and son), Alfred Jones and Herbert Read.
Responsibility: G.C. Cook.


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