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Ronald Ross, Physician

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1902

Physician. Mosquitoes’ malarial parasites life-cycle. Mathematical models for epidemiology. Malaria prevention. Contributed to pure, applied mathematics.

‘My microscope was worn out, screws rusted with sweat from hands, forehead; remaining eye-piece cracked; invaluable oil-immersion lens remained good.’
‘Dingy military hospital, cracked microscope, medicine bottles - only laboratory and apparatus I possessed.’



1. Ronald Ross Memorial, Calcutta, India. Photo: Rangan Datta, Wiki.

2. The Ross Institute and Hospital of Tropical Diseases and Hygiene, London, UK bears his name. It was established by those who admired his work. He was the Director in Chief of the hospital from 1926 until his death in 1932. - Lise Wilkinson and David J Bradley (2001). A note on the early history of the Ross Institute.

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Name: Ronald Ross
Birth: 13 May 1857, Almora, India
Death: 16 September 1932, Putney Heath, United Kingdom
Institution: University College, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Award: "for his work on malaria, by which he has shown how it enters the organism and thereby has laid the foundation for successful research on this disease and methods of combating it."
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Education: Medical Degree, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London
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