Kenneth Warren and the Great Neglected Diseases of Mankind Programme

The Transformation of Geographical Medicine in the US and Beyond

  • Conrad Keating

Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Conrad Keating
    Pages 1-27
  3. Conrad Keating
    Pages 29-52
  4. Conrad Keating
    Pages 53-79
  5. Conrad Keating
    Pages 81-103
  6. Conrad Keating
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    Pages 127-144
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 145-150

About this book


Kenneth Warren was a powerful figure in twentieth century medicine whose work transformed public health policy and tropical medicine, and who left a profound legacy in global health thinking. A prolific writer and researcher, Warren was respected for his scientific research, winning awards and accolades, while his later role as activist, agitator, innovator and connoisseur of science brought him international recognition.  His career in medicine is remembered for three enduring achievements: 

       · His efforts to introduce modern biomedical science to the study of infectious diseases in the developing world 

       · The proselytising energy he brought to the ethical challenge of how to provide the most cost-effective health care to the world’s poorest people 

       · His tenure as Director of Health Sciences at the Rockefeller Foundation, during which time he inaugurated the Great Neglected Diseases of Mankind Programme 


Told through personal interviews with both Warren’s supporters and detractors, the story of Warren’s career, inexorably interwoven with the GND programme, is a compelling narrative that has not only enduring implications for current medical research, funding and healthcare across the globe, but also a long-standing legacy for the future ways in which we combat disease in the developing world. 


GND Geographic Medicine Great Neglected Diseases Kenneth Warren Tropical Medicine

Authors and affiliations

  • Conrad Keating
    • 1
  1. 1.Writer-in-ResidenceThe Wellcome Unit for the History of MedicineOxfordUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50145-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50147-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-0613
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-0621
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