Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Carlos Finlay and Tulane

The Matas Library has some of the original documents related to Carlos Finlay and his early work on yellow fever on display. Rudolph Matas translated one of Finlay's important early works: "The Mosquito Hypothetically considered as an agent in the transmission of yellow fever poison", by Dr. Charles Finlay. New Orleans Medical and Surgical Journal, NS9 (1882):601-616.

For more information on Carlos Finlay:
Finley, Carlos E. (1940) Carlos Finlay and Yellow Fever, New York: The Institute of Tropical medicine of the University of Havana by Oxford University Press. Matas Library Location: WZ 100 F49p

Rodriguez Cabarrocas, Raoul. (1960) "Carlos J. Finlay and Yellow Fever". Bulletin of the Tulane Medical Faculty, 19(4):219-228. [Dr. Rodriguez was the recipient of the B. Bernard Weinstein Award] (.pdf version online)