Thomas T. Mackie

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Thomas T. Mackie, MD
Occupation research physician
Notable workManual of Tropical Medicine (textbook)

Thomas T Mackie, MD was a research/public health physician in the United States Army during World War II. He was involved in the creation of the first tropical medicine course at the US Army Medical School in 1941. He was one of the three principal authors for the first edition of the Manual of Tropical Medicine.

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References

  1. Mackie, Thomas (1947). "Tropical Disease Problems Among Veterans of World War II: Preliminary Report". Trans. Am. Clin. Climatol. Assoc. 59: 108–21. PMC   2241971 Lock-green.svg. PMID   21407669.