Malaria became widely recognized in Greece by the 4th century BCE, and it was responsible for the decline of many of the city-state populations. By the age of Pericles, there were extensive references to malaria in the literature and depopulation of rural areas was recorded.In , a Sanskrit medical treatise, the symptoms of malarial fever were described and attributed to the bites of certain insects.
Following their arrival in the New World, Spanish Jesuit missionaries learned from indigenous Indian tribes of a medicinal bark used for the treatment of fevers.
With this bark, the Countess of Chinchón, the wife of the Viceroy of Peru, was cured of her fever.
In 1906, there were over 26,000 employees working on the Canal. Roosevelt signed a bill that created the TVA on May 18, 1933.
Of these, over 21,000 were hospitalized for malaria at some time during their work. Various activities to investigate and combat malaria in the United States followed from this initial request and reduced the number of malaria cases in the United States. The law gave the federal government a centralized body to control the Tennessee River’s potential for hydroelectric power and improve the land and waterways for development of the region. A German chemistry student, Othmer Zeidler, synthesized DDT in 1874, for his thesis.
He was awarded a Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discoveries in neurophysiology in 1906. There were many arguments against the use of this name; however, the use was so extensive in the literature that a change back to the name given by Laveran was no longer thought possible.
In 1922, John William Watson Stephens described the fourth human malaria parasite, On August 20th, 1897, Ronald Ross, a British officer in the Indian Medical Service, was the first to demonstrate that malaria parasites could be transmitted from infected patients to mosquitoes.Malaria or a disease resembling malaria has been noted for more than 4,000 years.From the Italian for “bad air,” mal’aria has probably influenced to a great extent human populations and human history.Thus, the problem of malaria transmission was solved.For his discovery, Ross was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1902.A number of Roman writers attributed malarial diseases to the swamps.