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Networks in Tropical Medicine: Internationalism, Colonialism, and the Rise of a Medical Specialty, 1890–1930

Deborah Neill


This book explores how European doctors and scientists worked together across borders to establish the new field of tropical medicine in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The book shows that this transnational collaboration in a context of European colonialism, scientific discovery, and internationalism shaped the character of a new medical specialty. Even in an era of intense competition among European states, practitioners of tropical medicine created a transnational scientific community through which they influenced each other and the health care that was introduced to the ... More

Keywords: tropical medicine, doctors, scientists, internationalism, colonialism, colonial medical practice, Africa, sleeping sickness, epidemic, sub-Saharan Africa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780804778138
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804778138.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah Neill, author