Charles Alphonse Laveran, a French physician and microscopist who concentrated his research on parasitic and protozoan diseases, graduated from the University Strasbourg 1867, followed by military service in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. for which he was awarded the 1907 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology . He gained the Chair of Military Diseases and Epidemics, after which he worked in Algeria from 1878 where he discovered the Plasmodium responsible for malaria and the Trypanosome of African sleeping sickness. Laveran's great contributions were rewarded with the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1907. In 1908 he founded the Societe de Pathologie Exotique.

From 1896-1922 he served at the Pasteur Insititute Paris, where he used his Nobel Prize money to establish a Laboratory of Tropical Medicine. His colleagues there included Roux and Metchnikoff.

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