Monday, 19 August 2013

World Mosquito Day 20th August


Tea party at the Ross Institute, 20 Aug. 1931, celebrating 34th anniversary  of Mosquito Day; the day on which Sir Ronald Ross discovered the mosquito transmission of malaria. Ross's dog, Binkie, takes pride of place.

LSHTM Archives contain Sir Ronald Ross' Archive, including the now fragile notebook in which he recorded his discovery  in 1897. The collection contains over 20,000 items. Details of the archive can be found online at 

Ross notebook detailing discovery

Sir Ronald Ross with microscope

As well as papers, the archive also contains Ross's microscope plus a box of original malarial blood slides taken in India, and a fragile mosquito box, used in field work.

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