Volume s1-31, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


In 1946 (1) the final report of the Committee on the Teaching of Tropical Medicine of the Association of American Medical Colleges briefly outlined the future opportunities for study and research in the tropics. Meleney stated that “No science can flourish or advance without opportunities for new discoveries.” One reason why tropical diseases have attracted so little interest in American medicine is that we have had little responsibility in the tropics, and too little exchange of ideas with medical scientists from tropical countries. In order to conserve the interest of those of us who have taught tropical medicine and parasitology during World War II and, in order to encourage the best talent to enter these fields, it is essential that opportunities be provided for medical personnel to study and conduct research .This can best be accomplished by the establishment of research stations in tropical regions under friendly influence or control, and by a program of interchange of personnel between our universities and those of tropical countries.


Article metrics loading...

The graphs shown below represent data from March 2017
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error