Tropical Medicine: An Illustrated History of The Pioneers

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Academic Press, Sep 17, 2007 - Science - 296 pages
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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 Mansonís 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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Contents

Chapter 1 Early pioneers of medicine in the tropics
1
background factors
33
father of the newlyformed speciality filariasis research and founder of the London School of Tropical Medicine
51
discovery of the causative agent of malaria in 1880
67
the role of the Italian malariologists and scientific verification of mosquito transmission of malaria
81
yellow fever research in southern America
103
tropical surgeon university administrator and founder of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
115
an underrated pioneer and contributor to the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
127
the diseases of Bengal and the founding of the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine
183
research in the tropics and founding of the Ross Institute and Hospital for Tropical Diseases
197
medicine in the tropics and the future of clinical tropical medicine
211
Chapter 16 Alexandre Yersin 18631943 and other contributers in solving the plague problem
219
pioneer of preventive medicine in the tropics and first Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
225
Chapter 18 Some less welldocumented pioneers
233
Chapter 19 Backroom and lay pioneers of the specialty
243
the Chamberlains father and son Alfred Jones and Herbert Read
251

Malta fever nagana and East African trypanosomiasis
145
Theodor Bilharz 182562 Robert Leiper 18811969 and the Japanese investigators
157
West African trypanosomiasis and relapsing fever
167
William Leishman 18651926 and Charles Donovan 18631951
177
Epilogue
261
Appendices
263
Index
267
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