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Sir Ronald Ross   /sər rˈɑnəld rɑs/   Listen
Sir Ronald Ross

noun
1.
British physician who discovered that mosquitos transmit malaria (1857-1932).  Synonym: Ross.






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"Sir Ronald Ross" Quotes from Famous Books



... and some of them were English. Poor man, he told us of his sufferings in the bogs, and how in some of the low-lying districts the mosquitoes had tormented him so awfully that he had been quite ill. Even Finlanders suffer sometimes, it would seem; therefore strangers need not complain. Sir Ronald Ross has done so much to obliterate the malaria-carrying mosquito, perhaps he would like to turn his attention to Finland and Lapland where mosquitoes are a veritable curse to ...
— Through Finland in Carts • Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie



Words linked to "Sir Ronald Ross" :   doctor, doc, medico, Ross, Dr., md, physician



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