NCBI Bookshelf. Malaria occupies a unique place in the annals of history. Over millennia, its victims have included Neolithic dwellers, early Chinese and Greeks, princes and paupers. In the 20th century alone, malaria claimed between million and million lives, accounting for 2 to 5 percent of all deaths Carter and Mendis, Ancient writings and artifacts testify to malaria’s long reign. Clay tablets with cuneiform script from Mesopotamia mention deadly periodic fevers suggestive of malaria.
Contact Us. Alphonse Laveran was born in Paris on June 18, Like his father, he embraced the career of a military doctor. While carrying out his duties in this position, he also acquired expertise in anatomic pathology. His ultimate objective was to identify the causal agent of the disease. The military hospital in Constantine Algeria, where Laveran discovered the malaria parasite in The hospital long building in the front, closest to the cliff was built by the French in Algeria was then a French territory. In , the hospital was named after Laveran.
The Internet Classics Archive. In the 20th century alone, malaria claimed between million and million lives, accounting for 2 to 5 percent of all deaths Carter and Mendis, The establishment of the scientific method from about the midth century on demanded testable hypotheses and verifiable phenomena for causation and transmission. The story of the life cycle of the human malaria parasites was almost complete and had taken nearly 70 years to elucidate. Racing to develop antimalarial compounds at this time, German chemists developed a drug named Resochin that would late be known as the popular pharmacologic agent chloroquine 8. In a similar scenario in early Latin America, native Peruvians recognized the beneficial properties of the cinchona tree long before quinine was identified in its bark. Their work was known as Project , named after the date it was announced — 23 May