C. Brooke Worth

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Charles Brooke Worth
Born September 4, 1908
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Died December 22, 1984[1]
Occupation Naturalist
Notable work Manual of Tropical Medicine (textbook)

Charles Brooke Worth, MD (born 1908) was an American naturalist and virologist who worked as a professor at Swathmore College, with the US Army during WWII, and then with the Rockefeller Foundation during the post-war period. He was the author of several books including Manual of Tropical Medicine, A Naturalist in Trinidad, The Nature of Living Things, and Mosquito Safari: A Naturalist In Southern Africa, Of mosquitoes, moths, and mice.

While at Swathmore he an Instructor in Zoology. During WWII he was assigned to the Army Medical School and was one of the instructors of the Tropical Medicine Course and co-author of the Manual of Tropical Medicine.[2]

As a Field Staff Member for the Rockefeller Foundation, Dr. C. Brooke Worth went to the South African Institute of Medical Research (SAIMR) in Johannesburg in the 1950s and was able to carry out a remarkable series of field studies in South Africa and Mozambique.[3]

In 1960 he was assigned to the Trinidad lab in Port of Spain, associated with the University of the West Indies.[3]

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  1. ^ https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVRT-L6YT
  2. ^ Mackie, Hunter, Worth (1946). Manual of Tropical Medicine. PHILADELPHIA AND LONDON: W. B. SAUNDERS COMPANY. p. 727. 
  3. ^ a b Johnson, Harald Norlin (1991). VIROLOGIST AND NATURALIST WITH THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION AND THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH. University of California: Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, The Regents of the University of California.