Sir Ronald Ross, London, UK
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N 51° 30.996 W 000° 08.754
30U E 698020 N 5711137
Quick Description: Sir Ronald Ross was a British physician who was awarded the The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1902 for his work demonstrating that malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/20/2008 2:46:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM3DNK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
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Long Description:

Sir Ronald Ross (see also this Wikipedia entry) was a British physician whose main acheivements were in the field of malaria research

He demonstrated the life-cycle of the malaria parasite of in anopheles mosquitoes, thus establishing that the disease is propagated by mosquitoes. He subsequently published mathematical work on the epidemiology of the disease, the importance of which extended beyond epidemiology to other branches of mathematics.

He was also a poet, playwright and painter. His poetry received acclaim quite independent of his medical and mathematical work.

Plaque Reads:
Sir Ronald Ross
1857-1932
Nobel Laureate
Discoverer of the mosquito transmission of malaria
lived here

Blue Plaque managing agency: Greater London Council

Individual Recognized: Sir Ronald Ross

Physical Address:
18 Cavendish Sq
London,
W1


Web Address: [Web Link]

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