Jean Théodoridès

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The Gregarinia, all parasitic in invertebrates have appeared in marine hosts (Polychaeta). The most primitive are the Archigregarinida (Selenidium) which are intestinal parasites. The Eugreganida (intestinal or coelomic) are found in various marine invertebrates as well as in terrestrial or fresh water arthropods. The Neogregarinida which parasitize only(More)
Born in 1820 from French parents in Diego Garcia, an islet then linked to Mauritius where he started in Port-Louis his school years, Joseph Désiré Tholozan was an original personality. He undertook medical studies in France (M. D. thesis, Paris, 1843) after having joined the military Health Service (1841) as a surgeon serving in various garrisons in the(More)
Johannes Fibiger born in Denmark in 1867 died in 1928 from a cancer of the colon. First interested in bacteriology he became later (1900) professor of pathological anatomy. His chief work on the alleged cancerigenous role of a nematode Gonglyonema neoplasticum in some species of rats allowed him to receive the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1926. The(More)
In the last edition of Morton's medical Bibliography (1991) the discovery of the transmission of old world cutaneous leishmaniasis by phlebotomes is attributed to english-speaking authors having published between 1924 and 1942. In fact this discovery resulting from researches undertaken since 1904 is due to the team of the Institut Pasteur d'Algerie (E. &(More)
SEVERAL centuries before Pasteur's epoch-making discoveries, physicians and naturalists had suspected that certain contagious diseases in man and in domestic animals were caused by parasites invisible to the naked eye (this was named the 'contagium vivum' theory).' Those views, at first purely theoretical, were confirmed in 1687 when two pupils of Francesco(More)