Sir. Ronald Ross (1857-1932), a British – Indian physician was born in Almora, India. He had his school education and higher studies in medicine in England. Later he was posted at the Presidency General Hospital, Calcutta. Ross studied about malaria between 1882 and 1899. As he was working in Bangalore, he noticed the connection between water as breeding ground of mosquitoes and the spread of malaria. He discovered the presence of malarial parasites in the female Anopheles mosquito when he was working on malaria at Secunderabad. He demonstrated that malaria is transmitted from infected individual to a healthy person by the bite of mosquito. In 1902, he was awarded the Nobel prize for his work on malaria.
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