Poison in Small Measure: Dr. Christopherson and the Cure for Bilharzia

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BRILL, 2009 - 428 Seiten
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In 1917, in Khartoum, Dr. J.B. Christopherson experimentally treated seventy bilharzia patients with injections of antimony tartrate, an early chemotherapy. His was the first successful treatment. Antimony had never been tried on bilharzia patients before, or so he believed. This biography examines the turbulent life of this medical pioneer, his fight for priority and his struggle for professional survival amid the politics of exclusion in General Wingate's Sudan. His was a career full of paradoxes: acclaimed for intercepting a smallpox outbreak, building a hospital and satellite clinics, he battled accusations and removal as director of the Medical Department. From the Boer War, two decades in Sudan, his capture and release in Serbia to his time in France in WW1, controversy seldom left him.
  

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Inhalt

VI
31
VII
49
VIII
67
IX
97
X
119
XI
141
XII
171
XIII
203
XVII
301
XVIII
323
XIX
349
XX
365
XXI
391
XXII
397
XXIII
404
XXIV
409

XIV
215
XV
239
XVI
269

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Über den Autor (2009)

Ann Crichton-Harris, is an independent scholar with an interest in medical history and colonial history. She is the author of several books, the last: Seventeen Letters to Tatham: A WW1 Surgeon in East Africa'. Keneggy West Books, (Toronto. 2001).

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