Ross, Ronald

BACTERIOLOGIST, POET (ENGLAND)
BORN 13 May 1857, Almora (India) - DIED 16 Sep 1932, London: Ross Institute
GRAVE LOCATION London: Putney Vale, Stag Lane

Ronald Ross was born in India. His father was General Campbell Claye Grant Ross. When he was eight years old he was sent to England for his education. He studied medicine and in 1881 he was employed at the Indian Medical Service. In 1889 he married Rosa Bessie Bloxam. They had two sons and two daughters.

In 1892 he started studying malaria in Calcutta and after he fell ill with malaria himself in 1897 he was transferred to Osmania University in Secunderabad. He discovered the malarial parasite within a specific species of mosquito. In 1899 he went to England where he became a professor at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He received the Nobel Prize for his work on malaria in 1902.

He discovered how malaria was transmitted and set up many malaria preventing schemes in different countries. He was knighted in 1911. In 1926 the Ross Institute and Hospital for Tropical Diseases was founded at Bath House in Putney, London.

His wife died in 1931 and in the next year he died himself after an attack of asthma at Bath House. He was buried nearby at Putney Vale Cemetery. Bath House was demolished in later years but the location is now named Ross Court.

Sources
Ronald Ross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Images

The grave of Ronald Ross at Putney Vale Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (12 May 2011)

 

The grave of Ronald Ross at Putney Vale Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (12 May 2011)

 


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Published: 26 Jan 2013
Last update: 26 Jan 2013