Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran

Laveran, Charles Louis Alphonse (shärl lwē älfôNsˈ lävəräNˈ) [key], 1845–1922, French physician. While an army surgeon in Algiers he discovered (1880) the parasite that causes malaria and wrote many treatises on the subject. He received the 1907 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on protozoa in the causation of disease.

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