Humanitarian medical science in refugee camps: the Thai camps 1976-2006Bertrand Taithe is professor in cultural history and founding director of the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the university of Manchester. He obtained his doctorate from Manchester in 1992, he directs the European Review of History and is the chair of Manchester University Press editorial committee. His work is predominantly in the history of medicine and the history of humanitarian aid. He has worked with MSF for a number of years and is on the steering committee of ALNAP. He currently researches the role played by prolonged sites of emergency in shaping humanitarian practices and responses.