An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to Circa 2020 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15478 entries, 13333 authors and 1903 subjects. Updated: December 6, 2021

LEIPER, Robert Thomson

4 entries
  • 11249

Important discovery in tropical medicine: Metamorphosis of Filaria Loa.

J. Amer. med. Assoc., 60, 298, 1913.

Leiper discovered diurnal periodicity in Filaria Loa, as the worm embryos are found in the blood only during day, as an adaptation to the day-biting habits of their insect vector, a biting fly of the genus Chrysopa. This discovery was published in a single paragraph written by the editor of JAMA.  Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › DISEASES DUE TO METAZOAN PARASITES, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Deer Fly (Mango Fly)-Borne Diseases › Loiasis (African Eye Worm) Disease, OPHTHALMOLOGY › Ophthalmic Parasitology, PARASITOLOGY › Helminths › Parasitic Worms › Filaria, TROPICAL Medicine
  • 5350.4

Reports of the results of the bilharzia mission in Egypt, 1915.

J. roy. Army med. Cps, 25, 1-55, 147-92, 253-67; 27, 171-90; 30, 235-60, 19151916, 1918.

Leiper identified the snail responsible for the transmission of Schistosoma mansoni and S. haematobium.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Egypt, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › DISEASES DUE TO METAZOAN PARASITES, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Aquatic Snail-Borne Diseases › Schistosomiasis (bilharziasis)
  • 5350.5

Observations on the spread of Asiatic schistosomiasis.

Brit. med. J., 1, 201-03, 1915.

First paper in English giving a detailed account of the development of S. japonicum in the snail and its subsequent development in man. Atkinson, a surgeon in the Royal Navy, was a member of Scott’s Antarctic expedition. He was in command of the expedition's base at Cape Evans for much of 1912, and led the party which found the tent containing the bodies of Scott, "Birdie" Bowers and Edward Wilson. Atkinson was subsequently associated with two controversies: that relating to Scott's orders concerning the use of dogs, and that relating to the possible incidence of scurvy in the polar party. 



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › DISEASES DUE TO METAZOAN PARASITES, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Aquatic Snail-Borne Diseases › Schistosomiasis (bilharziasis)
  • 2463

Landmarks in medical helminthology.

J. Helminth, 7, 101-18, 1929.


Subjects: PARASITOLOGY › Helminths, PARASITOLOGY › History of Parasitology