Sir Ronald Ross

Sir Ronald Ross

Birth
Uttarakhand, India
Death 16 Sep 1932 (aged 75)
Putney, London Borough of Wandsworth, Greater London, England
Burial Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 6325392 · View Source
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This distinguished bacteriologist was born in Almora in India. In 1902, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine, in recognition of his discovery that malaria was transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito. He was knighted in 1911, became the Physician for Tropical Diseases at King's College Hospital in London in 1912 and, later, the Director of the Ross Institute, which became the Hospital for Tropical Diseases. In addition to his pioneering work in medicine, he was a well-known poet.

Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 6325392
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Ronald Ross (13 May 1857–16 Sep 1932), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6325392, citing Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .