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Baird, "American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene Should Keep Its Name," in American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygience (2003) 69.
Our colleague Dr. Meshnick has proposed that our Society change its name. He expresses the view that “Hygiene” may not represent the membership and the work we conduct. He suggests, “The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Global Health.” I don’t know what “Global Health” means, but I do understand “Hygiene” and argue its relevance to diseases of the tropics and our Society.