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 observed pigmented parasites in the blood of an Algerian soldier and realized that the parasites, not the patient, produce "malaria pigment.
The scientific discovery of its cause, the malaria parasite, is credited to Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran in 1880; and the incrimination of the mosquito as its vector to a group of Italian scientists just before 1900.
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.