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Monday, 10 March 2014, 1:00PM
Museum of London

The First World War: Disease, The Only Victor

Professor Francis Cox DSc

The First World War was the first major conflict in which battlefield deaths exceeded those caused by diseases. Nevertheless, infectious diseases played significant roles in every front. This lecture will discuss the conditions necessary for starting epidemics and the spread of diseases and how these conditions were exploited by microorganisms not only during the war but also in its aftermath.

Part of the Mondays at One Spring Series.

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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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10 March 2014

The First World War: Disease, The Only Victor
Professor Francis Cox DSc

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