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."

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The Australasian College Of Tropical Medicine - Aims of The College
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Lorenzo Savioli
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Anton Breinl Centre - Courses Offered
... PhD) Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPH TM) Master of Public Health (MPH), including generic and specialist streams Master of Science in Tropical Medical Science (MSc) Postgraduate Diploma ...
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
... of Australia's first medical research institute, the Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine (AITM), in 1910 ... Dr Anton Breinl, formerly Head of the Runcorn Laboratories of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, was appointed the first Director of the AITM, which was based in ... moved to Sydney in 1930 and became incorporated into the Sydney School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine ...

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