Book Discusses Accomplishments of the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences
July 17, 2013
Fort Sam Houston, TX, 11 July 2013 -- This publication captures the significant activities and dramatic achievements in tropical infectious diseases of the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences during the last fifty years. Begun in 1959 as a result of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization, the Thailand SEATO Cholera Research Project in Bangkok, later the Medical Research Laboratory, and finally, AFRIMS (in 1977), was a collaborative research effort between the US Army Medical Department and the Royal Thai Army. Throughout the institute's history, US Army and Thai doctors jointly pursued research and therapy for illnesses that threatened both US troops and Thai citizens, such as cholera, malaria, opisthorchiasis, dengue, Japanese B encephalitis, hepatitis, enteric infections, and HIV/AIDS. MG James K Gilman, former Commander, USAMRMC, highlights recent achievements, by stating that "AFRIMS provided the clinical trials network for conducting the only successful vaccine trial for human immunodeficiency virus infection to date." This textbook is now available for online order or PDF download from the Borden Institute Website: www.cs.amedd.army.mil/borden.
The Borden Institute, Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S), publishes the Textbooks of Military Medicine. The volumes in the series (now numbering 24) constitute a comprehensive treatise on the art and science of military medicine, covering such diverse topics as biological and chemical warfare, military preventive medicine, military medical ethics, combat and operational behavioral health, harsh environments, and care of combat injuries. Other Borden Institute products include volumes on military medical history, monographs, and specialty titles such as Emergency War Surgery. Borden Institute has published nine books that have won a combined thirteen publishing awards: War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq: A Series of Cases, 2003-2007; Pediatric Surgery and Medicine for Hostile Environments; Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare; The Walter Reed Army Medical Center Centennial, A Pictorial History, 1909-2009; Answering The Call: The U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919: A commemorative Tribute to Military Nursing in world War I; Anesthesia and Perioperative Care of the Combat Casualty; and Legacy of Excellence, The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 1862-2011; Military Quantitative Physiology: Problems and Concepts in Military Operational Medicine; and Combat Casualty Care: Lessons Learned from OEF and OIF.
In addition to the print version, publications are available in PDF format at the Borden Web site, as well as on CD-ROM. Copies of Borden Institute publications may be ordered free of charge by eligible personnel. Anyone may download PDF versions free of charge. www.cs.amedd.army.mil/borden