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Tropical Medicine An Illustrated History of the Pioneers

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ISBN-10: 0123739918

ISBN-13: 9780123739919

Edition: 2007

Authors: 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 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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Book details

List price: $70.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 12/15/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 296
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Gordon was originally a Physics and Mathematics teacher but then spent many years running large tourism and leisure businesses, including Warwick Castle and the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu before sailing on the bicentenary voyage. The planned three-year voyage finally became a sixteen year epic journey after Gordon rebuilt the ship in Australia. Sue and Jon were unable to attend normal schools but despite this went on to gain doctorates from Cambridge and Cranfield Universities.

Early pioneers of 'medicine in the tropics'
Origins of the formal discipline: background factors
Patrick Manson (1844-1922): father of the newly-formed speciality, filariasis research, and founder of the London School of Tropical Medicine
Alphonse Laveran (1845-1922): discovery of the causative agent of malaria in 1880
Ronald Ross (1857-1932): the role of the Italian malariologists, and scientific verification of mosquito transmission of malaria
Carlos Finlay (1833-1915): yellow fever research in southern America
James Cantlie (1851-1926): tropical surgeon, university administrator, and founder of the (Royal) Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
George Carmichael Low (1872-1952): an underrated pioneer, and contributor to the (Royal) Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
David Bruce (1855-1931): Malta fever, nagana, and East African trypanosomiasis
The schistosomiasis saga: Theodor Bilharz (1825-62), Robert Leiper (1881-1969), and the Japanese investigators
Joseph Everett Dutton (1874-1905): West African trypanosomiasis and relapsing fever
The causative agent of visceral leishmaniasis (kal-azar): William Leishman (1865-1926) and Charles Donovan (1863-1951)
Leonard Rogers (1868-1962): the diseases of Bengal, and the founding of the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine
Aldo Castellani (1877-1971): research in the tropics, and founding of the Ross Institute and Hospital for Tropical Diseases
Neil Hamilton Fairley (1891-1966): medicine in the tropics, and the future of clinical tropical medicine
Alexandre Yersin (1863-1943), and other contributers in solving the plague problem
Andrew Balfour (1873-1931): pioneer of preventive medicine in the tropics and first Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Some less well-documented pioneers
'Back-room' and lay pioneers of the specialty
Politicians and entrepreneurs: the Chamberlains (father and son), Alfred Jones and Herbert Read