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Dr. R. F Rand

Nature volume 139, page 359 (27 February 1937) | Download Citation



RICHARD FRANK RAND, a brilliant young surgeon trained at Edinburgh, was one of the Rhodesian pioneers and served as medical officer with the pioneer column sent by Cecil Rhodes to Mashonaland in 1890. As medical officer to the Chartered Company's police, and later chief hospital surgeon at Fort Salisbury, he devoted himself specially to the treatment of malaria, the scourge of the early settlers and then not recognized as a mosquito-borne disease.

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