Dr Ronald Ross Mosquito, Malaria, India and the Nobel Prize
Dr B K Tyagi, Dr Sajal Bhattacharya and Dr B Reddya Naik
  • ISBN : 9789389412390
  • year : 2020
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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The discovery of inextricable link between mosquito-malaria by Dr Ronald Ross in 1897 in India is said to be the greatest of all discoveries during the 19th Century! For his epoch-making discovery Dr Ross was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology, 1902, besides a string of lofty laurels bestowed with him both in India and Great Britain including Knighthood. Through his dedication to malaria he had obviously joined the extraordinary league of such great scientists as Dr Patrick Manson, Dr Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Dr Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Dr Giovanni Battista Grassi, Dr Camillo Golgi and Dr Robert Koch etc., just to name a few for example. Ronald Ross was born in Almora located in the Himalaya in northern India on 13th May, 1857. He worked in the Indian Medical Service for 18 years, under highly compelling conditions and had got to conduct his malaria research through all thick and thin often investing from his personal source. It was during his service in Secunderabad, India, that he made the ground-breaking medical discovery on 20th August, 1897. While Ross will be principally remembered for his malaria work, this remarkable man was also a mathematician, epidemiologist, sanitarian, editor, novelist, dramatist, poet, amateur musician, composer, and artist. He was a true genius who braved his way without yielding to any pressure and carried the outcome of his research to a decisive state of fruition.“Dr Ronald Ross: Mosquito, Malaria, India and the Nobel Prize – an untold story of the First Indian Nobel Laureate” is a unique book, incorporating fables unrecounted so far, and written in simple and lucid language. His life is an inspiration to budding scientists all over the world. Contents: PART I: ORIENTATION Chapter 1 : Family and early childhood - Like begets like (1857-1865) PART II: POLYMATH Chapter 2 : Schooling and medical education– building future (1865-1881) PART III: MOSQUITO-MALARIA CONNECTION Chapter 3 : India, the land of great virtues and opportunities: Ross’s “Karmabhoomi” – ‘first steps into the habit of ‘self- culture’(1881-1888) Chapter 4 : Being polymath: a sure way forward in character building – a genius is self-made Chapter 5 : Preparing for a Himalayan cause: First Furlough to England (1888-1889) and Back in India First Major Encounter with Mosquitoes (1890-1893) Chapter 6 : Decision on Malaria: Second Furlough and Dr Ross’s meeting with Dr Patrick Manson - his Mentor and Guide (1894-1895) Chapter 7 : Back to India: The First Practical Lessons in Malariology – Ambushing the Beast in Mosquito (1895) Chapter 8 : Bangalore: Great is Sanitation – “The Greatest Work, Except Discovery, that a Man can do” (1895-1896) Chapter 9 : Sigur: The Third Category of Mosquito (‘C’ Type) ‘Dapple Wings’ Sighted – An ‘Anopheles’ for sure Chapter 10 : Secunderabad: Dr Ross’s Epochal Discovery: The Ice was cut but the road ahead was like a Double-Edged Razor (1897) Chapter 11 : Ross’s Correspondence with Mansion: Distant Learning through all the Thick and Thin Chapter 12 : Calcutta: Discovery of Malaria Cycle In Avifauna – Ross’s ‘Never Say Never’ attitude to a Commitment (1898) Chapter 13 : Ross versus Grassi: Malaria Controversy – The Debate Continues Chapter 14 : Was Dr Ross’s ‘Dapple-Winged Mosquito’ an ‘Anopheles stephensi’: A Fine and Isolated Verisimilitude – A Taxonomic Analysis of Penetralium of Mystery? Chapter 15 : Kishori Mohan Bandhyopadhyay: The Unsung Hero behind Ronald Ross’s World Famous Discovery Chapter 16 : ‘The Nobel Prize’ Factor: The Race for Supremacy and Priority in Malaria Research – Friends Turning Foes PART IV: MALARIA TO KALA-AZAR Chapter 17 : In Assam on Non-malaria Mission: Ross Emerging a Complete Scientist – Bad times have a scientific value PART V: BIDDING ADIEU TO INDIA Chapter 18 : ‘Farewell India’, Dr Ross Bidding Adieu to Return England – Twice visited the Motherland to pay Gratitude for Winning him the Nobel Prize and much more (1899-1932) PART VI: BETTER HALF AND CHILDREN Chapter 19 : Rosa Bloxam: An Apostle of Quiet Wisdom and Strength – There is always a Woman behind a Man’s success PART VII: THE INDIAN HERO Chapter 20 : Dr Ronald Ross, Mosquito and Indian Psyche PART VIII: THE ROSS LEGACY Chapter 21 : Lessons Learnt from the Life of Dr Ronald Ross, ‘The Scientist’: Do not Stop Questioning – The Real knowledge hides in Nature References Cited ANNEXES Annex 1 : Malariological bibliography of Dr Ronald Ross Annex 2 : Non-malariological bibliography of Dr Ronald Ross Annex 3 : New species of parasites discovered/described by Dr Ronald Ross Annex 4 : Ph.D./M.Sc. Theses about Dr Ronald Ross Annex 5 : Post-retirement from British Indian Medical Service important positions/assignments /consultancies rendered by Dr Ronald Ross Annex 6 : Laurels, distinctions, awards, prizes and recognitions to Dr Ronald Ross Annex 7 : Significant prizes and awards won by Dr Ronald Ross Annex 8 : Fellowship and Honorary memberships of Scientific societies conferred on Dr Ronald Ross Annex 9 : Literary works by Dr Ronald RosS Annex 10 : Dr Ross, the mathematician Annex 11 : Books by Dr Ronald Ross Annex 12 : Unpublished reports by Dr Ronald Ross Annex 13 : Works of Ross on Parasites other than Malaria Annex 14 : Autobiography by Dr Ronald Ross Annex 15 : Places in India where Dr Ronald Ross Worked Annex 16 : Annotated Catalogue of Extant Species in India