SOCIÉTÉ DE PATHOLOGIE EXOTIQUE
Louis Westenra Sambon - Pioneer of Tropical Medicine
Gerald Hugo Rée
2017, 198 pages, 4 729 ko.
Sambon was born in Italy in 1866. His father Giulio was a noted antiquarian, his mother Laura was English. His paternal grandfather was French, and a noted numismatist. Louis was brought up trilingual, and received a broad and classical education. He decided on a medical career following the experience of the cholera outbreak in Naples in 1884. His doctoral thesis was on parasitic cestodes of man, and shows his early interest in this rapidly developing field of medicine. In 1897, he published his first English language paper, on climate and health in the tropics. The paper brought him to the attention of Sir Patrick Manson, who saw immediate advantages in having someone at his side who was trilingual, since important work in medical parasitology, especially in the field of malaria, was being undertaken by French and Italian researchers. Sambon was appointed a lecturer at Manson’s new School of Tropical Medicine. His Italian background brought him the dislike of Sir Ronald Ross, who famously denied Giovanni Grassi the priority for the discovery of the mosquito transmission of the malaria parasite. His family’s antiquarian background brought him to the attention of Henry Wellcome, the proprietor of the Burroughs Wellcome Pharmaceutical company, who used Sambon to collect material from around Europe for his famous Historical Medical Museum, which opened in 1913.Sambon was widely read, and argumentative. He argued with Sir David Bruce about trypanosomes, with Arthur Looss about schistosomes, and he famously attributed an infectious cause to a number of diseases, most notably pellagra. He had numerous supporters for his pellagra theory in the Americas, but was eventually proved to be wrong. In the last stages of his life he attempted to find a parasitic cause for cancer. He was attending a cancer conference in Paris when he died.
Sambon was a great friend of Raphael Blanchard; he was an enthusiastic member of the French Société de Pathologie Exotique, and saw himself as a true European. His name is not well known today, but he made a number of important contributions to the field of medical parasitology.
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