Tropical medicine : an illustrated history of the pioneers / G.C. Cook.

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  • Paris ; London : Academic c2007
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1 online resource (295 p.)
ISBN
  • 1-281-18903-0
  • 9786611189037
  • 0-08-055939-5
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  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
  • Description based on print version record.
Contents
  • Front cover; Tropical Medicine: An Illustrated History of the Pioneers; Copyright page; Contents; Preface; Prologue; Chapter 1 Early pioneers of 'medicine in the tropics'; THE BOTANISTS AND CLIMATOLOGISTS; EARLY ACCOUNTS OF 'MEDICINE IN THE TROPICS'; FEVERS IN HISTORY; GEOGRAPHICAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO DISEASE PREVALENCE; SPECIFIC PROPHYLAXIS AND TREATMENT; THE BIRTH OF 'FEVER' HOSPITALS; EARLY ATTEMPTS AT UNDERSTANDING DISEASE TRANSMISSION; NOTES; Chapter 2 Origins of the formal discipline: background factors; THE PUBLIC HEALTH MOVEMENT; TRAVEL - THE VICTORIAN EXPLORERS; NATURAL HISTORY
  • EVOLUTION: AN AWAKENING OF SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY UNDERSTANDING OF DISEASE CAUSATION: DEVELOPMENT OF THE 'GERM THEORY'; CLINICAL PARASITOLOGY; NOTES; Chapter 3 Patrick Manson (1844-1922): father of the newly-formed speciality, filariasis research, and founder of the London School of Tropical Medicine; LONDON LIFE AND FOUNDATION OF THE LONDON SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE; MANSON'S INAUGURAL LECTURE TO THE (ROYAL) SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE IN 1907; ROSS'S ASSESSMENT OF MANSON; NOTES; Chapter 4 Alphonse Laveran (1845-1922): discovery of the causative agent of malaria in 1880
  • LAVERAN'S 1880 DISCOVERY: THE TRUE CAUSE OF MALARIA IS REVEALED RETROSPECTIVE VIEWS OF P C C GARNHAM; CONCLUSION; NOTES; Chapter 5 Ronald Ross (1857-1932): the role of the Italian malariologists, and scientific verification of mosquito transmission of malaria; THE SCENARIO BEFORE ROSS; RONALD ROSS (1857-1932); ROSS'S WORK ON MALARIA; THE ITALIAN MALARIOLOGISTS; IS THE MOSQUITO AFTER ALL RESPONSIBLE FOR TRANSMITTING MALARIA?; SIR PHILIP MANSON-BAHR'S ASSESSMENT OF SIR RONALD ROSS; ROSS'S LATER THOUGHTS ON THE FUTURE OF TROPICAL MEDICINE; NOTES
  • Chapter 6 Carlos Finlay (1833-1915): yellow fever research in southern America MODE OF INFECTION; YELLOW FEVER ELSEWHERE; THE CAUSATIVE AGENT, AND SUCCESSFUL IMMUNIZATION; NOTES; Chapter 7 James Cantlie (1851-1926): tropical surgeon, university administrator, and founder of the (Royal) Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; ROLE IN THE ORIGIN(S) AND EARLY DAYS OF THE (ROYAL) SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE; CONCLUSION; NOTES; Chapter 8 George Carmichael Low (1872-1952): an underrated pioneer, and contributor to the (Royal) Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • LOW AND THE ORIGIN(S) OF A PERMANENT 'HOME' FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE - MANSON HOUSELOW THE ORNITHOLOGIST; LOW'S PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS TO THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE; NOTES; Chapter 9 David Bruce (1855-1931): Malta fever, nagana, and East African trypanosomiasis; BRUCE'S LATER LIFE; BRUCE'S PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS TO THE SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE; NOTES; Chapter 10 The schistosomiasis saga: Theodor Bilharz (1825-62), Robert Leiper (1881-1969), and the Japanese investigators; URINARY SCHISTOSOMIASIS; INTESTINAL SCHISTOSOMIASIS
  • RESEARCHES ON SOUTH-EAST ASIAN SCHISTOSOMIASIS
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  • Other format: ; ISBN: 1-56053-710-8
  • Other format: ; ISBN: 0-12-373991-8
  • http://libanswers.liverpool.ac.uk/faq/182315
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  • Bibliography
  • Biographies.
  • Biography.
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  • History.
  • Illustrated
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  • English
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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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