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The Albert Dock Hospital, London: the original site (in 1899) of Tropical Medicine as a new discipline

Authors
Journal
Acta Tropica
0001-706X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
79
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0001-706x(01)00127-9
Keywords
  • Albert Dock Hospital
  • Colonial Medicine
  • London School Of Tropical Medicine
  • New Discipline
  • Seamen'S Hospital Society
  • Tropical Medicine
Disciplines
  • Medicine
  • Political Science

Abstract

Abstract The London School of Tropical Medicine, and indeed the ‘ new’ discipline of tropical medicine, originated in 1899 at the Albert Dock Hospital — situated in London's east-end. The founder of the discipline was Patrick Manson — with a great deal of political assistance from the British Secretary of State for the Colonies (Joseph Chamberlain). The hospital (originally opened in 1890) was rebuilt in 1937–1938 and ultimately demolished in 1993.

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