Where Ronald Ross (1857-1932) worked: the discovery of malarial transmission and the Plasmodium life cycle

@article{Dutta2009WhereRR,
  title={Where Ronald Ross (1857-1932) worked: the discovery of malarial transmission and the Plasmodium life cycle},
  author={Agneish Dutta},
  journal={Journal of Medical Biography},
  year={2009},
  volume={17},
  pages={120 - 122}
}
  • Agneish Dutta
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Medical Biography
  • In the summer of 2008, this author visited the Presidency General Hospital (Figure 1) in Calcutta where the British scientist Ronald Ross confirmed that the parasite protozoan Plasmodium caused malaria transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito. His work led him to discover the life cycle of Plasmodium and he was awarded the second Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1902. The Presidency General Hospital is a red brick building located near the famous landmark Victoria Memorial in Calcutta and… CONTINUE READING

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