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Sir Ronald Ross

(1857-1932), Discoverer of the mosquito cycle in malaria

Sitter in 12 portraits
Physician and discoverer of the malaria parasite. Born in Nepal, Ross studied medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London and entered the Indian medical service in 1881. The death toll from malaria amongst military personnel serving in India, West Africa or the Caribbean outnumbered deaths in military action. By 1898 Ross had worked out the life cycle of the malaria parasite. He returned to England in 1899 to lecture at the newly founded Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and was knighted in 1911. From 1926 he directed the Ross Institute in London. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1902. Ross was also a poet of some distinction.

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Sir Ronald Ross, by Frank Bowcher - NPG 3646

Sir Ronald Ross

by Frank Bowcher
bronze plaque, 1929
NPG 3646

Sir Ronald Ross, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x91217

Sir Ronald Ross

by Elliott & Fry
vintage copy print, September 1944 (early 1920s)
NPG x91217

Sir Ronald Ross, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x94126

Sir Ronald Ross

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, 1920s
NPG x94126

Sir Ronald Ross, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x91216

Sir Ronald Ross

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
vintage copy print, 1928
NPG x91216

Sir Ronald Ross, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x45230

Sir Ronald Ross

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 27 February 1928
NPG x45230

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Sir Ronald Ross

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1917
NPG x43622

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Sir Ronald Ross

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1917
NPG x43623

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Sir Ronald Ross

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1917
NPG x43624

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Sir Ronald Ross

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1917
NPG x45726

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Sir Ronald Ross

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 27 February 1928
NPG x162767

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Sir Ronald Ross

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 27 February 1928
NPG x162768

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Sir Ronald Ross

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1944
NPG x82161

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