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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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
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.