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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
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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
Biographies
History
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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