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Tropical medicine : an illustrated history of the pioneers

Author: G C Cook
Publisher: Paris ; London : Academic, 2007.
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This superbly illustrated work provides short accounts of the lives and scientific contributions of all of the major pioneers of Tropical Medicine. Largely biographical, the stories discussed enlighten a new generation of scientists to the advances made by their predecessors. Written by Gordon Cook, contributor to the hugely popular Mansons Tropical Diseases, this report discusses the pioneers themselves and offers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Electronic books
Biographies
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cook, G.C. (Gordon Charles).
Tropical medicine.
Paris ; London : Academic, 2007
(DLC) 2008297113
(OCoLC)156811828
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G C Cook
ISBN: 9780123739919 0123739918 9780080559391 0080559395 1281189030 9781281189035 9786611189037 6611189033
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 228148488
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 278 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Early pioneers of Medicine in the Tropics --
Origins of the formal discipline --
Patrick Manson (1844-1922) --
Alphonse Laveran (1845-1922) --
Ronald Ross (1857-1932) --
Carlos Finlay (1833-1915) --
James Cantlie (1851-1926) --
George Carmichael Low (1872-1952) --
David Bruce (1855-1931) --
The schistosomiasis saga: Theodor Bilharz (1825-1962), Robert Leiper (1881-1969), and the Japanese investigators. --
Joseph Everett Dutton (1874-1905) --
The causative agent of leishmaniasis : William Leishman (1865-1926) and Charles Donovan (1863-1951). --
Leonard Rogers (1868-1962) --
Aldo Castellani (1877-1971) --
Neil Hamilton Fairley (1891-1966) --
Lesser Alexandre Yersin (1863-1943) --
Andrew Balfour (1873-1931) --
Some less well documented pioneers --
Backroom and lay pioneers of the speciality --
Politicians and entrepreneurs --
Epilogue --
Appendix 1: Presidential lectures to the (Royal) Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene devoted to the history of tropical medicine and hygiene. --
Appendix 2: Major milestones in the history of Tropical Medicine. 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 --
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 --
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) --
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: Gordon Cook.

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