Tropical Medicine: An Illustrated History Of The Pioneers

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byCook, Gordon, Gordon Cook

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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 popularManson's 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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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 popularMan...

Format:OtherDimensions:296 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:September 1, 2007Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080559395

ISBN - 13:9780080559391

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Table of 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.