Tropical Medicine

Tropical medicine (also sometimes called International medicine) is the branch of medicine that deals with health problems that occur uniquely, are more widespread, or prove more difficult to control in tropical and subtropical regions.

Many infections and infestations that are classified as "tropical diseases" used to be endemic in countries located in temperate or even cold areas. This includes widespread epidemics such as malaria and hookworm infections as well as exceedingly rare diseases like lagochilascaris minor. Many of these diseases have been controlled or even eliminated from developed countries, as a result of improvements in housing, diet, sanitation, and personal hygiene. Since climate is not the main reason why those infections remain endemic in tropical areas, there is a trend towards renaming this speciality as "Geographic Medicine" or "Third World Medicine."

Read more about Tropical Medicine:  Training, Bibliography

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Tropical Medicine - Bibliography
... Neill, Networks in Tropical Medicine Internationalism, Colonialism, and the Rise of a Medical Specialty, 1890-1930 (Stanford University Press 2012) 320 pages shows how the emerging field was ...
Anton Breinl Centre - History
... institute, the Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine (AITM), in 1910 ... of the Runcorn Laboratories of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, was appointed the first Director of the AITM, which was based in Townsville, and commenced ... was moved to Sydney in 1930 and became incorporated into the Sydney School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine ...
Anton Breinl Centre - Courses Offered
... Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPH TM) Master of Public Health (MPH), including generic and specialist streams Master of ...
The Australasian College Of Tropical Medicine - Aims of The College
... The College is committed to the development of tropical medicine and is working with professionals to help manage the global burden of tropical disease and injury ... education and the exchange of knowledge in tropical medicine Collaborate with other organisations in conducting activities of mutual concern, interest and direction in tropical ... the ACTM is a multi-disciplinary College, which incorporates a Faculty of Travel Medicine (FTM), a Joint Faculty of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine (see Wilderness medicine) with the Faculty of ...
Lorenzo Savioli
... United Nations civil servant and the director of the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases at the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland ... degree (1977), and two specializations (in tropical medicine, 1979 and in infectious diseases, 1985) from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" ... parasitology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Royal College of Physicians ...

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