- Ross, Sir Ronald
died Sept. 16, 1932, Putney Heath, London, Eng.British bacteriologist.After earning a medical degree, he entered the Indian Medical Service and served in the third Anglo-Burmese War (1885). He studied bacteriology in London, then returned to India, where he discovered the plasmodium parasite (cause of malaria) in the gastrointestinal tract of the Anopheles mosquito in 1897. He used infected and healthy birds to learn its entire life cycle, including its presence in the mosquito's salivary glands, showing how it is transmitted by a bite. He received a 1902 Nobel Prize.
* * *▪ British doctorborn May 13, 1857, Almora, Indiadied Sept. 16, 1932, Putney Heath, London, Eng.British doctor who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1902 for his work on malaria. His discovery of the malarial parasite in the gastrointestinal tract of the Anopheles mosquito led to the realization that malaria was transmitted by Anopheles, and laid the foundation for combating the disease.After graduating in medicine (1879), Ross entered the Indian Medical Service and served in the third Anglo-Burmese War (1885). On leave he studied bacteriology in London (1888–89) and then returned to India, where, prompted by Patrick Manson's (Manson, Sir Patrick) guidance and assistance, he began (1895) a series of investigations on malaria. He discovered the presence of the malarial parasite within the Anopheles mosquito in 1897. Using birds that were sick with malaria, he was soon able to ascertain the entire life cycle of the malarial parasite, including its presence in the mosquito's salivary glands. He demonstrated that malaria is transmitted from infected birds to healthy ones by the bite of a mosquito, a finding that suggested the disease's mode of transmission to humans.Ross returned to England in 1899 and joined the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He was knighted in 1911. In 1912 he became physician for tropical diseases at King's College Hospital, London, and later director of the Ross Institute and Hospital for Tropical Diseases, founded in his honour. In addition to mathematical papers, poems, and fictional works, he wrote The Prevention of Malaria (1910).
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