Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran

Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran

Birth
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 18 May 1922 (aged 76)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 17 Ligne 10 Est Tombe 2 Sud
Memorial ID 22991492 · View Source
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Medical Pioneer, Nobel Prize Laureate Scientist. He received the first French Nobel Prize for Physiology (in the category of Medicine) in 1907 for his work on protozoa in causing diseases. He used half of the Prize money to found the Laboratory of Tropical Medicine at the Pasteur Institute. While visiting the malarial areas of France, he became the first scientist to express the view that the malarial parasite must be found outside the human body. This idea would later aid other scientists in discovering the source of malaria. In 1893, Laveran was elected a Member of the French Academy of Sciences. In 1912, he was made a Commander of the French Legion Of Honour. He also became an honorary member of a number of learned societies in France, Great Britain, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Hungary, Russia, the United States, the Netherlands Indies, Mexico, Cuba and Brazil. His work on the treatment of trypanosomiases and especially on infections with Tr. gambiense protozoa led to new scientific discoveries regarding the diseases these protozoa caused, as well as to new studies regarding similar protozoa and bacteria. He died after an illness lasting several months.

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