Laveran, Charles Louis Alphonse

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Charles Louis Alphonse, French protozoologist, 1845-1922, winner of the 1907 Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine for his discovery of a protozoan as the cause of malaria.
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In 1880, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, a French physician, identified the protozoan parasite that causes malaria.
Four Nobel prizes have been awarded for work associated with malaria: to Sin Ronald Ross ill 1909 for discovering the parasite; to Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran in 1907 for finding that it's a protozoa; to Julius Wagner-Jauregg in 1927 for treating people who had become paralyzed front syphillis with malaria; and to Paul Hermann Muller in 1948 for using insecticides to control mosquito-borne diseases.
Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran discovered the protozoan cause of malaria in 1880.