The Tropical Medicine Notebook is a new concept in providing a concise overview of the key topics in tropical medicine, using short notes, diagrams, maps, and tables to present the material in an accessible, engaging, memorable, and interesting way. The format is generally a page per topic, with division of each page into subsections by boxes to make it easy to find the relevant information. Cross-referencing is provided to allow quick linking between relevant sections of the book. Providing the key information in bite-size chunks, the Tropical Medicine Notebook is a useful companion to more comprehensive texts. Divided into eight sections; the first five cover infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa and helminths, followed by a further three which present the topics of vector biology, disease syndromes and envenomation. Where relevant, the section is prefaced by a classification system to provide a logical overview, helping with assimilation of information and highlighting important relationships between organisms.
It is an ideal learning and revision guide for students or trainees in infection, microbiology, and tropical medicine, as well as being a useful reference resource for healthcare and laboratory staff across the wide range of disciplines to which infection may present.
Philippa C. Matthews did her undergraduate medical training in Nottingham. Having decided on a career in clinical infection, she studied for the Diploma of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool, and then travelled to Malawi to gain clinical experience. She returned to take up a training post in Oxford in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. In parallel with clinical work, Philippa has developed a research portfolio focused on HIV and hepatitis B in southern Africa. She has recently been awarded funding from the NIHR and the Wellcome Trust to develop hepatitis B research in South Africa. She currently works as a clinical consultant at Oxford University Hospitals, and lives in South Oxfordshire with her husband and two children.
SECTION 1: BACTERIAL INFECTIONS OF RELEVANCE TO THE TROPICS; SECTION 2: VIRAL INFECTIONS OF RELEVANCE TO THE TROPICS; SECTION 3: FUNGAL INFECTIONS OF RELEVANCE TO THE TROPICS; SECTION 4: HELMINTH INFECTIONS OF RELEVANCE TO THE TROPICS; SECTION 5: PROTOZOAL INFECTIONS OF RELEVANCE TO THE TROPICS; SECTION 6: VECTORS AND ECTOPARASITES; SECTION 7: DISEASE SYNDROMES OCCURRING IN THE TROPICS; SECTION 8: ENVENOMATION