Ronald Ross

(1857—1932) malariologist

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An Indian-born British physician, mathematician, tropical disease specialist, entomologist, and poet, Ross is remembered mainly for his discovery of the role of the anopheline mosquito as the vector and intermediate host of the malaria parasite. He also worked out the first mathematical model of malaria epidemiology. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1902 for his work on malaria.

Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Public Health and Epidemiology.

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