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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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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G C Cook
ISBN: 9780123739919 0123739918
OCLC Number: 804421988
Description: xvi, 278 p. : il., map ; 24 cm
Contents: Early pioneers of 'Medicine in the Tropics'Origins of the formal disciplinePatrick 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 specialityPoliticians and entrepreneursEpilogueAppendix 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.
Responsibility: Gordon Cook.
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