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British contributions to medical research and education in Africa after the Second World War, vol. 10

Reynolds, LA and Tansey, EM (Eds). (2001) British contributions to medical research and education in Africa after the Second World War, vol. 10. [Book]. Wellcome Witnesses to Twentieth Century Medicine: Vol.10. Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL: London. Green open access

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The Witness Seminar on British Contributions to Medical Research and Education in Africa after the Second World War was a broad subject addressed by Witnesses with an extraordinary wealth of diverse talent and experience, directed by the chairman, Professor David Bradley. Differences in health services, research and medical education between British East and West Africa over the period to 1980 were discussed, including the effects of the transition from colony or protectorate to independent state. The increased postwar influence of the Medical Research Council in the tropics was described, aided by a seat on the Colonial Medical Research Committee and its successor body, the MRC-based Tropical Medicine Research Board. Research outcomes of programmes in non-infectious diseases and nutrition, along with the great vector-borne diseases, including sleeping sickness and malaria, and helminth eradication spread through the tropics and also influenced treatment in the UK. The importance of Africa for the postwar development of drug treatments for tropical diseases was underlined. Witnesses included: Dr Murray Baker, Sir Christopher Booth, Dr Christopher Draper, Professor Alan Fleming, Professor Herbert Gilles, Dr Tom Hopwood, Professor Michael Hutt (now deceased), Professor Sir Ian McGregor, Professor George Nelson, Professor Eldryd Parry, Professor Gerry Shaper, Professor John Waterlow, and Dr Roger Whitehead. Introduction by Dr Maureen Malowany, x+93pp.

Type: Book
Title: British contributions to medical research and education in Africa after the Second World War, vol. 10
ISBN: 085484077X
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Keywords: war, medical education, Africa, MRC, non-infectious diseases, nutrition, vector-borne diseases, sleeping sickness, malaria, helminth eradication
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2070
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