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Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran

Laveran, Charles Louis Alphonse (1845–1922), French army physician. He won the Nobel Prize in medicine (1907) for his research on protozoa in the generation of tropical diseases. As a surgeon in Algeria (1880), he discovered the malarial parasite and demonstrated its spread by mosquito. He joined the Pasteur Institute in Paris in 1894.

See also: Malaria.

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