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

MANSON, Sir Patrick

9 entries
  • 5345

Filaria sanguinis hominis.

Med. Rep. Imperial Maritime Customs, China, 13th issue, 30-38, 1877.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › DISEASES DUE TO METAZOAN PARASITES, PARASITOLOGY › Helminths › Parasitic Worms › Filaria
  • 5345.1

Further observations on Filaria sanguinis hominis.

Med. Rep. Imperial Maritime Customs, China, (1878), Special series No. 2, 14th issue, 1-26, 1877.

Manson showed that Wuchereria bancrofti, the cause of filarial elephantiasis in man, develops in, and is transmitted by, the Culex mosquito. This was the first proof that infective diseases are spread by animal vectors. See also his later paper in J. Linnean Soc., 1878 (Zool.), 14, 304-11.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › DISEASES DUE TO METAZOAN PARASITES, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Lymphatic Filariasis (Elephantiasis), PARASITOLOGY › Helminths › Parasitic Worms › Filaria
  • 11248

Additional notes on filaria sanguinis hominis and filiaria disease.

Med. Rep. Imperial Maritime Customs, China, 18th issue, 31-51, 1879.

On p. 36 of this paper Manson first described nocturnal periodicity in Filaria Bancrofti, an adaptation to the nocturnal biting habits of their mosquito vector. 

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



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › DISEASES DUE TO METAZOAN PARASITES, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases, PARASITOLOGY › Helminths › Parasitic Worms › Filaria
  • 5346.2

Distoma ringeri.

Med. Rep. Imperial Maritime Customs, China, Special series No. 2, 20th issue, pp. 10-12, 1880.

Manson made a fundamental contribution to knowledge on paragonimiasis with his description of its etiology and of the parasite. He named it Distoma ringeri after Dr. Ringer, who recovered it from the lung at necropsy; it was later named Paragonimus ringeri. Reproduced in Kean (No. 2268.1), p. 603.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › DISEASES DUE TO METAZOAN PARASITES, PARASITOLOGY
  • 2455

The Filaria sanguinis hominis and certain new form of parasitic disease in India, China and warm countries.

London: H. K. Lewis, 1883.

A collection of several papers written by Manson.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › India, PARASITOLOGY › Helminths › Parasitic Worms › Filaria, TROPICAL Medicine
  • 5346.3

The metamorphosis of Filaria sanguinis hominis in the mosquito.

Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond., Zool., 2, 367-88, 1884.

Manson reported that the changes he had observed in ingested filariae took place in the mosquito thorax, not in the stomach as previously thought.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › DISEASES DUE TO METAZOAN PARASITES, PARASITOLOGY › Helminths › Parasitic Worms › Filaria
  • 5245

On the nature and significance of the crescentic and flagellated bodies in malarial blood.

Brit. med. J., 2, 1306-08, 1894.

Manson’s mosquito–malaria hypothesis. See also his Gulstonian Lectures in Lancet, 1896, 1, 695-98, 751-55, 831-33.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Malaria, PARASITOLOGY › Plasmodia › P. vivax, P. falciparum, P. malariae, P. ovale, and P. knowlesi
  • 2266

Tropical diseases.

London: Cassell & Co., 1898.

Manson has been called the “father of modern tropical medicine”. He had vast experience of disease in the Tropics and himself made many valuable contributions to the knowledge of this subject. He described tinea nigra and tinea imbricata, found fllaria in elephantiasis and discovered Filaria hominis. In 1898 he founded the London School of Tropical Medicine. The 16th edition of his book, edited by P. H. Manson-Bahr, appeared in 1966.



Subjects: DERMATOLOGY › Specific Dermatoses, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Lymphatic Filariasis (Elephantiasis), TROPICAL Medicine
  • 5252.2

Experimental proof of the mosquito-malaria theory.

Brit. med. J., 2, 949-51, 1900.

In a classic demonstration Manson allowed infected mosquitoes from Rome to bite a volunteer (his son) in London, who developed malaria 15 days later with tertian parasites in the blood, and who was cured by quinine.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Malaria, PARASITOLOGY › Plasmodia › P. vivax, P. falciparum, P. malariae, P. ovale, and P. knowlesi