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Tropical Medicine : an Illustrated History of The Pioneers.

Author: G C Cook
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G C Cook
ISBN: 9780080559391 0080559395 1281189030 9781281189035
OCLC Number: 476132326
Description: 1 online resource (295 pages)
Contents: Front cover; Tropical Medicine: An Illustrated History of the Pioneers; Copyright page; Contents; Preface; Prologue; Chapter 1 Early pioneers of 'medicine in the tropics'; Chapter 2 Origins of the formal discipline: background factors; Chapter 3 Patrick Manson (1844-1922): father of the newly-formed speciality, filariasis research, and founder of the London School of Tropical Medicine; Chapter 4 Alphonse Laveran (1845-1922): discovery of the causative agent of malaria in 1880.

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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 a global accounting of their experiences at the onset of the discipline.
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