Printer Friendly

Caribbean diseases; Doctor George Low's expedition in 1901-02.

9781846193453

Caribbean diseases; Doctor George Low's expedition in 1901-02.

Cook, Gordon C.

Radcliffe Publishing

2009

229 pages

$99.00

Hardcover

RC962

Cook (medicine, U. College London) transcribes Low's (1872-1952) correspondence with Dr (later Sir) Patrick Manson (1844-1922), then Medical Adviser to the Colonial Office, describing his observations on the expedition, which centered on the Windward Islands. Low recorded accurately, probably for the first time, the disease spectrum in that geographical location, including parasites and their vectors. Cook interjects explanations of the context of various passages, including subsequent discoveries. Other chapters profile Low and his career in medical research in Scotland and England, the contemporary understanding of tropical diseases, the knowledge of the Caribbean Islands at the time, and the legacy of Low's research on scientific knowledge and disease prevention. Maps, photographs, and reproductions of documents support the text.

([c]2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

COPYRIGHT 2009 Book News, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2009 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:SciTech Book News
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Sep 1, 2009
Words:145
Previous Article:Pro Silverlight for the enterprise.
Next Article:JavaFX; developing rich internet applications.
Topics:


Related Articles
Making Men: Gender, Literary Authority, and Women's Writing in Caribbean Narrative.
George Elliot Clarke. Odysseys Home: Mapping African-Canadian Literature.
Waiting for Lewis and Clark: The Bicentennial and the Changing West.
The Works of George Berkeley, vols. 1-4. (reprint, 1901).
Zenith Press/MBI.
Pathology of Pet and Aviary Birds.
Resurrecting Dr. Moss; the life and letters of a Royal Navy surgeon, Edward Lawton Moss MD, RN, 1837-1880.
The Cat Comes on Little Fog Feet.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters