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Alphonse Laveran
(18 Jun 1845 - 18 May 1922)

French physician, pathologist and parasitologist.


Science Quotes by Alphonse Laveran (5 quotes)

Photo of Alphonse Laveran with white goatee beard and pince-nez spectacles, head and shoulders, facing right.
(BBC Hulton Picture Library)
I must … explain how I was led to concern myself with the pathogenic protozoa. … I was sent to Algeria and put in charge of a department of the hospital at Bone. A large number of my patients had malarial fevers and I was naturally led to study these fevers of which I had only seen rare and benign forms in France.
— Alphonse Laveran
From Nobel Lecture (11 Dec 1907), 'Protozoa as Causes of Diseases', collected in Nobel Lectures, Physiology or Medicine 1901-1921 (1967, 1999), 264.
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In 1892 one of us was able within the compass of a short article in a medical journal to give a rιsumι of our knowledge of the Trypanosomes. To-day it requires a whole volume to relate all that is known about these hζmatozoa and the diseases to which they give rise.
— Alphonse Laveran
Opening lines from Introduction to Alphonse Laveran and Felix Etienne Pierre Mesnil Trypanosomes and Trypanosomiasis (1904), v. English edition translated and much enlarged by David Nabarro, (1907), xv. The article was footnoted as A. Laveran, Arch. Mιd. Expιrim. (1 Mar 1892).
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In the tropical and subtropical regions, endemic malaria takes first place almost everywhere among the causes of morbidity and mortality and it constitutes the principal obstacle to the acclimatization of Europeans in these regions.
— Alphonse Laveran
From Nobel Lecture (11 Dec 1907), 'Protozoa as Causes of Diseases', collected in Nobel Lectures, Physiology or Medicine 1901-1921 (1967, 1999), 264.
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Malaria which is almost unknown in the north of Europe is however of great importance in the south of the Continent particularly in Greece and Italy; these fevers in many of the localities become the dominant disease and the forms become more grave.
— Alphonse Laveran
From Nobel Lecture (11 Dec 1907), 'Protozoa as Causes of Diseases', collected in Nobel Lectures, Physiology or Medicine 1901-1921 (1967, 1999), 264.
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Science, especially natural and medical science, is always undergoing evolution, and one can never hope to have said the last word upon any branch of it.
— Alphonse Laveran
From Introduction to Alphonse Laveran and Felix Etienne Pierre Mesnil Trypanosomes and Trypanosomiasis (1904). English edition translated and much enlarged by David Nabarro, (1907), xvii.
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