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Monday, 17 September 2007, 12:00AM

Conquest and Disease or Colonialism and Health?

Professor Francis Cox DSc

A special lecture to mark the centenary of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The mission of the Society is to promote and advance the study, control, prevention and treatment of tropical diseases, to facilitate discussion, exchange of information and promotion of the health of those affected by tropical diseases. This lecture explores the ways in which infectious diseases spread as a result of conquests and wars, and the realisation by colonial powers that it was in their interest to bring health to indigenous populations.

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Emeritus Gresham Professor of Physic and former Acting Provost at Gresham College, Professor Francis Cox graduated in Zoology with Parasitology as his Special Subject at the University of Exeter. After postgraduate training at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine he joined King's College London where he worked until 1997 as Professor of Zoology and Professor of Parasite Immunology. He also served as Dean of Science in the University of London.
He was appointed Professor of Physic at Gresham College in 1992 and later became Acting Provost of the College of which he is now a Fellow.
He has served on various WHO and other international and national expert committees and has held visiting professorships at UK and overseas universities. He has been Editor of Trends in Parasitology,  Parasitology and the Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and served on several editorial boards. He is a member of the Open University's Research Degrees Management Group and his current interests are in the history of tropical medicine and parasitology.

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17 September 2007

Conquest and Disease or Colonialism and Health?
Professor Francis Cox DSc

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