ASTMH Newsletter: Volume 56 Number 4
William E. Collins, PhD, and Geoffrey M. Jeffery, ScD
We are fast approaching our 56th Annual Meeting, Nov. 4-8 in Philadelphia, when older members of our society will have an opportunity to meet again with old colleagues, and young investigators will have an opportunity to meet and talk with the leaders in our profession. It is indeed a great time for the beginning investigators to meet the leaders in the field of tropical medicine.
We recently ran across this photograph of the attendees of the International Medical Congress that was held in London in 1913. Here are pictured leading members of the tropical medicine community of that time, including Sir Patrick Manson, Alphonse Laveran, Sir William Leishman, Raphaël Blanchard, James Cantlie, Samuel Darling, Giuseppe Franchini, Robert Leiper, George Low, Philip Manson-Bahr, George Nuttall, Fleming Sandwich, Sir David Simple, Sir Percy Bassett Smith, and Malcom Watson.
Our meeting is another opportunity for the young investigators to meet and talk with those who are either now, or will be, the leaders or “giants” in the field of tropical medicine, as were those who attended the meeting in London so many years ago.
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