Sir Ronald Ross


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Noun1.Sir Ronald Ross - British physician who discovered that mosquitos transmit malaria (1857-1932)
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It is named after Sir Ronald Ross who became Britain's first Nobel Prize winner in 1902 for his discovery that malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes.
In my hometown of Secunderabad in India, we have a Sir Ronald Ross Road in the heart of the city.
In 1902, Sir Ronald Ross merited the Nobel Prize for Medicine in discovering the connection between a particular genus of mosquito, Anopheles, and malaria, the most widespread and deadly of vector-borne diseases.
Based in Crown Street and a stone's throw from the Royal Liverpool Hospital, the new building is named after Sir Ronald Ross.
Sir Ronald Ross discovered the method of transmission of which disease?
The seeds of medical research, however, were sown with the opening of Indian Medical Services (IMS) in 1896 and the landmark discovery of Major General Sir Ronald Ross in elucidating the role of female anopheles mosquitoes in transmission of malaria, while working in Hyderabad in 1897, that followed with the commencement of systematic investigations of the problems of tropical and other diseases with the establishment of many research laboratories and institutions of excellence in different parts of the country such as Central Research Institute (CRI), Kasauli, the Bombay Bacteriological Laboratory (now Haffkine Institute) at Parel, Mumbai, the king Institute at Guindy for Madras Presidency and the Pasteur Institutes at Kasauli, Coonoor, Shillong and Rangoon.
It was a shipping magnate who would provide the finance for the city's pioneering research into tropical diseases, leading to the establishment of the world renowned Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, where Sir Ronald Ross made his advances into the treatment of malaria.