Nobel Prize celebrates Ronald Ross: 125 years since discovery of relationship between mosquitoes & malaria



Sun, 21 Aug 2022 - 01:07 GMT


Sun, 21 Aug 2022 - 01:07 GMT

Ronald Ross - social media

Ronald Ross - social media

CAIRO – 21 August 2022: The International Nobel Prize celebrated the 125thanniversary of one of humanity's greatest discoveries.





On August 20, 1897, Ronald Ross, a Nobel laureate, discovered the relationship between mosquitoes and the transmission of malaria.





The International Nobel Prize, through its official account on Twitter, published a picture from Ronald Ross' notebook, in which he says: “The work was so exhausting and blinding that I could hardly see anymore.”



Part of Ross


Part of Ross' writings - social media




Sir Ronald Ross (13 May 1857 - 16 September 1932), was an English physician and pathologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1902 for his research on how malaria spreads. 





Ross was born in Almora, India on May 13, 1857, and died in London, England on September 16, 1932, at the age of 75. He studied medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School in England, and from there he obtained a diploma in medicine in 1879 at the age of 22.





After receiving the diploma, Ross moved to India, where he practiced medicine there, and worked as a military doctor in the Indian Medical Services in the period (1881-1899). He then moved to England, where he worked as a researcher and professor at the School of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool, from 1899 until his sixtieth year of age and his retirement in 1917.





Ross then moved to King's College Hospital, University of London, where he worked as a physician and professor from 1917 to 1923.





In 1923, the Ross Institute was established, affiliated with the Tropical Diseases Hospital in London. Ross served as the institute's first director for nine years, which ended upon his death in 1932.



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