At the outset of the discussion regarding the inoculation theory of malarial fever through the agency of the mosquito, it seems best to spend a passing word in giving credit to those who have labored to bring about a revolution of ideas in regard to the etiology of this disease. The man who principally formulated the theory that the mosquito acted as the intermediate host in the life history of the malarial parasite was Patrick Manson, of England. Manson, in a measure, followed the views of Lancisi, of Italy, and of Laveran, of France, in that the malarial parasite through the mosquito first passed into water, and in that way was ingested by man. But Manson did not prove this theory. Ronald Ross, of England, caught the inspiration from Manson, and in India, after months of toil, proved by observation and confirmed by experiments on birds that the mosquito really
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