Key Features

  • Covers every aspect of Tropical Medicine in detail, not just infections.
  • Takes both a system-based and a disease approach, with extensive cross-referencing to minimize duplication.
  • Includes a strong clinical focus, emphasized by clinical management diagrams.
  • Features leading experts in the field, with contributions from clinicians who are based full-time in the tropics.


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About the authors

Gordon Cook

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology and Centre for Infectious Diseases, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, London, UK; President, The Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, London, UK; President Elect, History of Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine, UK; President, The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene(1993-1995); Formerly: Professor of Medicine, the Universities of Zambia, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Papua New Guinea; Consultant Physician at University College Hospitals Trust, Hospital for Topical Diseases, London; St. Luke's Hospital for the Clergy and Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Alimuddin Zumla

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Infectious Disease and International Health, University College London, Royal Free and University College, London Medical School; Director, Centre for Infectious Diseases and International Health, Windeyer Institute of Medical Sciences, University College London, London, UK; Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust, London, UK; Honorary consultant physician, St. Luke’s Hospital for the Clergy, London; Honorary Professor, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool, UK; Honorary Professor, Centre for International Child Health, Institute of Child Health, London, UK; Visiting Professor, University of Zambia School of Medicine, Lusaka, Zambia; Honorary Professor, University of Cape Town, Department of Medicine, Cape Town, South Africa, Member of Court of Governors, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK; Formerly, Associate Professor, Center for Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Medicine and Public Health, Houston, TX, USA; Vice President and Council Member, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine, London, UK (2003-2006)