Past two years Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 20400 3055 12
Full Text Views 37 23 6
PDF Downloads 30 18 7

The Wellcome Trust Illustrated History of Tropical Diseases

Edited by F.E.G. Cox. 452 pages, hard bound. The Wellcome Trust: London, 1996. 35£

Frederick L. DunnUniversity of California, School of Medicine Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, San Francisco, CA 94143-0560

Search for other papers by Frederick L. Dunn in
Current site
Google Scholar
View More View Less
Restricted access

This Illustrated History is designed and published to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the Wellcome Trust, an institution long known for its support of research in the tropical diseases and the history of medicine. The editor, F.E.G. Cox, Professor of Parasite Immunology at King's College London, describes the work as a volume for both the general reader and the specialist; not a textbook but a historical reference with emphasis on the nature of discovery and the individuals involved.

The book had its origins in the concern to preserve and put on record historical information accumulated during the preparation and production of the Trust's Tropical Diseases Videodisc Project. The project covered etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention, but not the history or research of the diseases leading to their full characterization. The Trust invited a number of British scientists and clinicians with “a sense of history” and professional knowledge and experience of the diseases to contribute particular chapters.