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

Volume 25, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Laveran, briefly, gave to the world two new words. Laveranity, as Manson-Bahr notes, was attributed, especially in the Indian Medical Service, to those who claimed to have seen Laveran's parasite. Laverania was the name initially used for the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Both words in different ways, illustrate the apathy with which Laveran's discovery was received.

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