RCPSG Talk: ‘Ronald Ross & His Monstrous Malady: 120 Years of Malaria Prevention’, 19 Oct 2022, 18.00-19.30

Ronald Ross and his monstrous malady: 120 years of malaria prevention

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

19/10/2022 18:00   


In 1902, Ronald Ross became the first British person to receive the Nobel Prize for his ground-breaking work on the transmission of malaria. His research and commitment to disease prevention were central to developing measures to combat malaria and other “tropical” diseases across the world. Join the College’s Heritage team and Dr Emilie Taylor-Pirie as we trace the life and works of the enigmatic Sir Ronald Ross and his contribution to medicine, society and culture.

Dr Taylor-Pirie is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the University of Birmingham specialising in literature and science studies, medical humanities, and the cultural history of medicine, especially in the long nineteenth century. Her Leverhulme-funded project aims to carry out the largest archival study of Sir Ronald Ross to date.

In-person tickets includes a drinks reception and access to our 2022 Crush Hall Exhibition, Vaccination: finding the perfect disease. Entry is from 6pm with the talks scheduled to begin at 6:30pm BST.

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100% of the ticket price goes to the HOPE Foundation, the College’s charitable foundation which supports health initiatives locally, nationally and internationally.