oa Central African Journal of Medicine - CAPS Jottings on Malaria: a tribute to Laveran's discovery, in 1880, of a live filament body in the blood of man: and in awed acknowledgement of the recrudescence of malaria in today s world.

Volume 25, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Malaria parasites were first recognised in human blood by Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845-1922). Laveran had trained in Paris and Strasbourg, and had worked in the environment of F. C. Maillot, who had developed quinine therapy in North Africa; Leon Colin, who was interested in malaria epidemiology; and Achille Kelsch and P. J. Keiner, who specialised in the pathology of malaria.

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