Origin of a Medical Specialty: the Seamen’s Hospital Society and Tropical Medicine

The unique role of the Seamen’s Hospital Society (SHS) in the foundation of the formal discipline of tropical (colonial) medicine at its Albert Dock Hospital (ADH) in 1899 is not widely appreciated.This book documents many of the articles with a relevance to tropical medicine, a discipline which rapidly spread from the ADH to numerous countries through the globe. More

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About Professor G C Cook

Professor Gordon Cook, DSc, MD, FRCP is a physician with a special interest in tropical and infectious diseases, and a medical historian; he was formerly a Medical Specialist, Royal Nigerian Army; Lecturer in Medicine, Makerere University, Uganda; Professor of Medicine, The University of Zambia; Professor of Medicine, Riyadh University, Saudi Arabia; Professor of Medicine, The University of Papua New Guinea; Visiting Professor of Medicine, The Universities of Basrah and Mosul, Iraq; and Visiting Professor, Quatar.

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