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Sir Patrick Manson

1844 - 1922

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
1. Sir Patrick Manson Marker
Inscription.

Father of Modern
Tropical Medicine
lived here

 
Erected 1985 by Greater London Council.
 
Location. 51° 31.06′ N, 0° 8.97′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Welbeck Street and Queen Anne Street on Welbeck Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 Welbeck Street, City of Westminster, England W1G 9XW, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Young (a few steps from this marker); Hector Berlioz (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen Pearce (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Gibbon (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Woolner RA (within shouting distance of this marker); James Smithson (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir James MacKenzie (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir George Frederic Still (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  Patrick Manson (Wikipedia). "Sir Patrick Manson, GCMG, FRS (3 October 1844 – 9 April 1922), was a Scottish physician who made important discoveries in
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
2. Sir Patrick Manson Marker - Wide View
parasitology, and was the founder of the field of tropical medicine. He graduated from University of Aberdeen with degrees in Master of Surgery, Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Law. His medical career spanned Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, and London. He discovered that filariasis in Humans is transmitted by mosquitoes. This is the foundation of modern tropical medicine, and he is recognized with an epithet "Father of Tropical Medicine". His discovery directly invoked the mosquito-malaria theory, which became the foundation in malariology. He eventually became the first President of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He founded the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese (subsequently absorbed into the University of Hong Kong) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine." (Submitted on December 14, 2017.) 
 
Additional keywords. parasitology
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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