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Presidential addresses of the RSTMH

This online collection comprises of all the published addresses given by Presidents’ of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene to the Annual General Meeting of the Society. These addresses span the history of the Society, including the very first address given by Sir Patrick Manson back in 1907 to the present day. Also included is a review written by Simon Hay and Gerri McHugh documenting all the presidential addresses (published and unpublished) from 1907 to 2013. This review has enabled us to gather the addresses together as a collection, which is made freely available.

Review: Presidential addresses of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene: 1907-2013
S.I. Hay And G. M. Mchugh
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 2013

Presidential address: the role of research networks in tackling major challenges in international health
H.M. Dockrell
International Health, 2010

Presidential address: combating the “other diseases” of MDG 6: changing the paradigm to achieve equity and poverty reduction?
D.H Molyneux
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 2008

Presidential address: Evolution: The art of survival
G.C. Cook
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1994

Presidential address: Medicine for the tropics; past, present and future
P.O. Williams
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1992

Presidential address: Microepidemiology, the key to the control of parasitic infections
G.S. Nelson
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1990

Presidential address: The Little Sister” - a tale of Arabia
W. Peters
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1988

Presidential address: Tropical clinical epidemiology - ‘A new name for an old art’
H. Giles
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1986

Presidential address: Malaria-Recollections and observations
I. Mcgregor
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1984

Presidential address: Tropical Medicine: A submerging art?
A. J. Duggan
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1982

Presidential address: New drugs for old diseases
L.G. Goodwin
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1980

Presidential address: Tropical Medicine – Facing today’s Dilemmas
S.G. Browne
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1978

Presidential address: Medicine in a developing tropical environment
C.E.G Smith
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1976

Presidential address: The clinical unit in tropical medicine and epidemiology
A.W. Woodruff
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1973

Presidential address: Our rich tropical heritage
R. Drew
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1971

Presidential address: Tropical medicine today
B. Maegraith
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1969

Presidential address: Reflections on Laveran, Marchiafava, Golgi, Koch and Danilewsky after sixty years
P.C.C. Garhnam
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1967

Presidential address: On the scientific basis of tropical hygiene
G. Macdonald
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1965

Presidential address: A historical trend in tropical medicine
C. Wilcocks
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1963

Presidential address: Empire into Commonwealth
G. Mcrobert
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1961

Presidential address: The medical identification of some pestilences of the past. 1. The Plague of Athens
W. Macarthur
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1959

Presidential address: Dysentery: some personal experiences and observations
J.S.K Boyd
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1957

Presidential address: The host-parasite relationship in filariasis
R.M. Gordon
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1955

Presidential address: Retrospect
F. Norman White
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1953

Presidential address: Schistosomiasis and some of its problems
N.H. Fairley
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1951

Presidential address: Tropical medicine as a career
H.E. Shortt
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1949

Presidential address: The practice of tropical medicine in london
P. Manson-Bahr
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1947

Presidential address: Tropical medicine in war and peace
C.M. Weyon
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1945

Presidential address: The influence of the slave-trade in the spread of tropical disease
H.H. Scott
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1943

Presidential address: Malaria in War
R S Christopher
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1939

Presidential address: Advances in knowledge of malaria since the war
S.P. James
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1937

Presidential address: Problems of health and disease of some small tropical islands
A. G. Bagshawe
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1935

Presidential address: The methods and results of forecasting the incidence of cholera, smallpox and plague in India
L. Rogers
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1933

Presidential address: A retrospect of tropical medicine from 1894 to 1914
G.C. Low
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1929

Presidential address: The functions of the spleen
J.W.W. Stephens
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1927

Presidential address: Some British and American pioneers in tropical medicine and hygiene
A. Balfour
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1925

The relation of food to the causation of disease in the tropics
P.W. Bassett-Smith
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1923

Inaugural address: Life insurance in the tropics
J. Cantlie
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1921

Some considerations regarding preventable diseases and their prevention
W.J.R Simpson
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1919

Tetanus: analysis of one thousand cases
D. Bruce
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1917

Pellagra considered from the point of view of a disease of insufficient nutrition
F.M. Sandwith
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1915

Neurastenia, and its bearing on the decay of northern peoples in India
R.H. Charles
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1913

Proceedings of a Meeting of the Society
W.B. Leishman
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1911

The future of tropical medicine
R. Ross
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1909

Inaugural Address
P. Manson
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1907