Tropical Medicine: An Illustrated History of The Pioneers

Hardcover | December 15, 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 Manson'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 popular Ma...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:December 15, 2007Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123739918

ISBN - 13:9780123739919

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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.