Famous British Epidemiologists

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 1 Ronald Ross

Ronald Ross.
Famous As: Medical doctor
Birthdate: May 13, 1857
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Almora
Died: September 16, 1932

Nobel Prize-winning British doctor Ronald Ross is best remembered for his pathbreaking work on malaria, which proved that the disease was caused by the Anopheles variant of mosquitoes. After his extensive research in India, he went back to London, where he was knighted. He also wrote poetry and songs.

 2 William Farr

William Farr.
Famous As: Medical doctor
Birthdate: November 30, 1807
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kenley, England
Died: April 14, 1883
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 3 Richard Doll

Richard Doll.
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: October 28, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hampton, Middlesex, England
Died: July 24, 2005

 4 Richard Mead

Richard Mead.
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: August 11, 1673
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 16, 1754

Eighteenth-century English doctor Richard Mead is remembered for his study on transmissible diseases such as smallpox, scurvy, and measles. He also wrote on the treatment of snake venom victims. An avid reader, he owned a huge collection of books, too. A satirized version of his character appears in Tristram Shandy.

 5 William Budd

William Budd.
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: September 14, 1811
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Tawton, England
Died: January 14, 1880

English epidemiologist William Budd was the first to find out that water was a source of typhoid fever, by linking deaths due to the disease to the lemonade that the victims had consumed at an inn party. His studies also put a stamp on the theory that infectious diseases were contagious.

 6 Julian Peto

Julian Peto
Famous As: Statistician
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: England

 7 Janet Lane-Claypon

Janet Lane-Claypon.
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: February 3, 1877
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lincolnshire
Died: July 17, 1967
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