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Sir Ronald Ross, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., F.R.S

Nature volume 130, pages 465467 (24 September 1932) | Download Citation



RONALD ROSS'S great discovery was made so long ago that it is difficult for anyone, unless he is nearer sixty than fifty years of age, to remember either the baffling mystery of malaria or the flood of light which his discovery threw not only on malaria, or even on tropical diseases generally, but also on all disease. His discovery disclosed conclusively a new method of the transmission of disease; and its practical importance was immediately recognised, as Great Britain was beginning to understand how vital it was to minimise the wastage of life involved in maintaining her Empire overseas.

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