I have always had a thing for Medical History and News, (probably because of my own medical background) And this article is close to home for me because I grew up in Nigeria where Malaria was rampant. The developments in Medicine that made this possibly fatal disease so easily treatable were amazing and appreciated.
I hope you enjoy this interesting article about a very remarkable individual who was not only a Medical Scientist but was also a mathematician, epidemiologist, sanitarian, editor, novelist, dramatist, poet, amateur musician, composer, and artist.
I have also included one of his poems.
On August 20, 1897, Sir Ronald Ross discovered how malaria is transmitted.
While dissecting the stomach tissue of an Anopheles mosquito in his laboratory in India, Ross found the malaria parasite and ultimately proved that mosquitos are responsible for transmitting malaria to humans.
Ross also studied malarial parasites in birds and identified mosquitos as intermediate hosts for both avian and human malaria.
Ross’s discoveries provided an enormous advantage in tackling malaria prevention throughout the world. Read More…
THE FATHER Ronald Ross