Patrick Manson (Manson Patrick)( English physician.)
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Biography Patrick Manson (Manson Patrick)
Born October 3, 1844 in Aberdeen (Scotland). He graduated from the University of Aberdeen, in 1864 received the title of doctor. In 1866 he defended his doctoral dissertation and soon went to o.Tayvan. Studied tropical diseases. In 1871, led by missionary hospitals and clinics in Amoy (China), in 1883 became the rector of the College of Medicine in Hong Kong. In 1889 he returned to Scotland, he worked at the Naval Hospital. In 1898, when his involvement in London was founded by the Institute of Tropical Medicine.
Best known work of Manson for the Exploration of filariasis, caused by a worms. Examining the mosquitoes fed on patients with elephantiasis, he found them microfilariae. These studies have played a major role in the development of ideas about the participation of blood-sucking insects in the transmission of pathogens. In 1894, Manson first proposed that at one stage of development of plasmodium (the parasite that causes malaria) its host organism is a mosquito. The most famous work of Manson - Tropical Diseases (Tropical Diseases, 1898; 5th ed., 1914), in addition, he is the author of more than 300 works on parasitology. Munson died in London on April 9, 1922.