The Pugh Parasitology Collection
Dr RE Pugh (also known as RE Boreham) has made a stunning collection of parasite and other pictures available for research and teaching on the ASP website. This database contains a selection pictures collected by Dr RE Pugh and her late first husband Professor PFL Boreham.
Peter had a distinguished career as a research scientist at Imperial College London including research in Africa notably on sleeping sickness and arthropod epidemiology, as a WHO consultant and research at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR), Brisbane. This database contains some of this work. Robyn has worked as a scientist in pathology laboratories in Australia, Mt Hagen and Goroka Hospitals, Papua New Guinea and in a Laotian refugee camp, Ban Nam Yao in Thailand, lectured at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, worked as a research scientist at QIMR and the University of Queensland and as a consultant parasitologist for Sullivan Nicolaides pathology firm, Queensland, Australia.
The website, developed by Robyn’s husband Donald Keating, contains chiefly parasitic diseases of humans as well as some animal parasitic diseases, bacterial and fungal infections of humans and sundry other diseases. Many species are endemic to Australia but many others were from infections in travellers or residents from other countries especially PNG, Thailand and Laos.
The aim of this slide collection is to assist in the diagnosis and research of parasitic and other diseases, particularly rare diseases. The aim is to provide a pictorial display of actual parasites with which to compare the parasites under investigation but it is not meant to replace parasitology textbooks and atlases which provide full descriptions of all parasites and the diseases they cause including treatments. This is not intended to be a comprehensive collection of parasites, nor is the taxonomic classification complete.
The ASP would like to thank Dr Pugh for making this collection available for those interested in parasitology and human disease research.
The collection can be accessed here.