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Tropical medicine

See below for a selection of the latest books from Tropical medicine category. Presented with a red border are the Tropical medicine books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Tropical medicine books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries, Part 1

District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries, Part 1

Author: Monica Cheesbrough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2005

Changes in the organization of health services in developing countries have led to the district level assuming more responsibility for the planning, delivery and quality of community health care. This fully up-dated new edition has been produced to help those working in the district laboratory, and those responsible for the organization and management of community laboratory services and the training of district laboratory personnel. Replacing the previous publication Medical Laboratory Manual for Tropical Countries, this book provides an up-to-date practical bench manual, taking a modern approach to the provision of a quality medical laboratory service. It includes practical accounts of: organization and staffing of district laboratory services; total quality management; health and safety; equipping district laboratories; parasitological tests, illustrated in colour; clinical chemistry tests; how to plan a training curriculum for district laboratory personnel. Volume 2, published in late 1999, covers microbiological tests, haematological tests and blood transfusion tests.

McQs in Travel and Tropical Medicine

McQs in Travel and Tropical Medicine

Author: Dom Colbert Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2005

Care of the Critically Ill 2nd edition

Care of the Critically Ill 2nd edition

Author: David Watters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2004

Bilharzia

Bilharzia

Author: John (Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia) Farley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2003

The advent of tropical medicine was a direct consequence of European and American imperialism, when military personnel, colonial administrators, businessmen, and settlers encountered a new set of diseases endemic to the tropics. Professor Farley describes how governments and organizations in Britain, the British colonies, the United States, Central and South America, South Africa, China, and the World Health Organization faced one particular tropical disease, bilharzia or schistosomiasis. Bilharzia is caused by a species of blood vessel-inhabiting parasitic worms and today afflicts over 200 million people in seventy-four countries. John Farley demonstrates that British and American imperial policies and attitudes largely determined the nature of tropical medicine. Western medical practitioners defined the type of medical system that was imposed on the indigenous populations; they dictated which diseases were important and worthy of study, which diseases were to be controlled, and which control methods were to be used.

Advances in Parasitology

Advances in Parasitology

Author: John R. (Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London, U.K.) Baker Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2000

Advances in Parasitology is a series of in-depth reviews on current topics of interest in contemporary parasitology. It includes medical studies on parasites of major influence, such as trypanosomiasis and scabies, and more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy, and life history, which shape current thinking and applications.

Amebiasis

Amebiasis

Author: Girija Ramakrishan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2000

Amebiasis presents the most up-to-date overview of the field, encompassing all aspects of epidemiology, clinical management, and research. The most authoritative physicians and scientists worldwide have contributed to this effort. Future research directions are well defined by those at the cutting edge of the field. Students, postgraduate trainees, clinicians and researchers will find great value in these concise reviews.

Malaria

Malaria

Author: Mats Wahlgren, Peter (Stockholm University, Sweden) Perlmann Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/08/1999

Progress in Human African Trypanosomiasis, Sleeping Sickness

Progress in Human African Trypanosomiasis, Sleeping Sickness

Author: Michael Dumas, Bernard Bouteille, Alain Buguet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/1999

Human African Trypaniosomiasis (HAT) or sleeping sickness is an old disease to be now considered as reemergent. HAT is endemic in 36 sub-Saharan African countries, in areas where tsetse flies are found. The public health importance of HAT is underestimated, but the disease causes severe social disruption in many rural areas. Along the past fifteen years, numerous studies were made, and now, the mechanisms involved in the disease pathogenesis and in the characteristics of sleep-wake disruption become to be better understood. But, since 50 years, when current drugs were introduced, problems regarding HAT chemotherapy have not been solved. Nevertheless, in-depth studies about trypanosome metabolism have permitted to discover new drug targets. Written by specialists who are very experienced in their respective fields, the contributions provide an indispensable tool for practitioners and scientists.

Advances in Parasitology

Advances in Parasitology

Author: John R. (Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London, U.K.) Baker Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/07/1997

Advances in Parasitology is a series of up-to-date reviews of all areas of interest in contemporary parasitology. It includes medical studies on parasites of major influence, such as typanosomiasis and scabies, and more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy, and life history, which shape current thinking and applications.

Malaria

Malaria

Author: World Health Organization(WHO) Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1996

Parasitology for the 21st Century

Parasitology for the 21st Century

Author: M. (ICOPA Secretariat, Izmir, Turkey) Ziya Alkan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/1995

This volume provides a reflective summary of research in parasitology in the late 20th Century combined with a vision of the major challenges and potential successes in the 21st Century. It has been compiled from selected papers presented at the Eighth International Congress of Parasitology. A wide variety of topics are covered including medical, veterinary, and plant parasitology, by contributors from many different countries. Chapters within the book consider current research on the biology of parasites, and new strategies in the transmission and control of parasitic diseases. This book represents an invaluable resource for all parasitologists; not only is it an up-to-date summary of research, but it is also a thought provoking look at the future.

Advances in Parasitology

Advances in Parasitology

Author: John R. (Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London, U.K.) Baker Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/1994

Advances in Parasitology is a series of up-to-date reviews of all areas of interest in contemporary parasitology. It includes medical studies on parasites of major influence, such as typanosomiasis and scabies, and more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy, and life history, which shape current thinking and applications.