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Alphonse Laveran Physician

Alphonse Laveran Physician

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1907

Physician. "protozoa cause diseases." Malarial parasite discovery received with skepticism. Sleeping sickness. Trypanosomes in different animals, countries. 1914-1918 concern: troops’ health.

“After vain attempt to detect parasite in air, water, soil; cultivate in varied media, I became convinced: microbe was already present outside human body as parasite, probably of mosquitoes.”

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Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, with half of his Nobel Prize cash, founded the Laboratory of Tropical Medicine at the Pasteur Institute. The Nobel Prize was awarded to him when he was working at the institute.

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Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran. Photo Wiki. Painting Tim Tompkins PaintHistory.com

Name: Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran
Birth: 18 June 1845, Paris, France
Death: 18 May 1922, Paris, France
Affiliation: Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Award: "in recognition of his work on the role played by protozoa in causing diseases."
Portion of Cash: 1/1
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