Sleeping sickness. The Castellani-Bruce controversy

  title={Sleeping sickness. The Castellani-Bruce controversy},
  author={John Boyd},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={110 - 93}
  • J. Boyd
  • Published 1 June 1973
  • History
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
PROFESSOR Marchese Sir Aldo Castellani died, on 3 October 1971. In obituary notices of this remarkable man, it is stated that he discovered that ‘sleeping sickness’, one of the deadly diseases of tropical Africa, is caused by infection with the protozoal parasite now known as Trypanosoma gambiense This claim, which was vigorously maintained by Castellani himself, is by no means universally accepted. Castellani was undoubtedly the first to discover trypanosomes in the cerebro-spinal fluid of… 
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