Some great Ronald Ross quotes

Thank you Google Books (also mentioned here). Sir Ronald Ross is quite the entertaining writer – in fact most works of that era are more fun given their first person, narrative styles. A few gems:

On gametocytes:

Now it is to these gametocytes that an extreme interest attaches, because it is to them, and to Manson’s study of them, that we owe the solution of the malaria problem.

– Ronald Ross, 1900 Malaria and mosquitoes Nature. Vol 61(1587) p:524

On the measurement of malaria

Note to begin with that we can never obtain any such estimates exactly; and also that the degree of approximation towards the truth must always depend on the amount of time and energy we have to spare for the task…

– Ronald Ross. 1910. The Prevention of Malaria




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