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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.’

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Page in Ross' notebook where he recorded the "pigmented bodies" in mosquitoes that he later identified as malaria parasites. Photo John Murray, Wiki.

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Sir R. Ross on the steps of laboratory in Calcutta, 1898. With Mrs Ross, Mahomed Bux and laboratory assistants in the foreground, cages for malarial birds. Source: Wellcome Trust, Wiki.

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Ronald Ross 18 Cavendish Square blue plaque. Author: Edwardx. Source: Wiki.

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Sir Ronald Ross. Author Unknown. Source Wiki.

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Ross in Alexandria, 1915. Source: Library & Archives Service blog, LSHTM.

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Ross in Alexandria, 1915. Source: Library & Archives Service blog, LSHTM.

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Portrait of Sir Ronald Ross at his desk. Source: Wellcome Trust, Wiki.

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Sir Ronald Ross, First day cover & Postal stamp, India, 1997

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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."
Portion of Cash: 1/1
Education: Medical Degree, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London
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