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Sir Patrick Manson.
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John Manson, of Fingask,
mar Elizabeth Blaikie [bapt 2nd Mar 1822, descendant of Robert III, King of Scotland and of Henry I],
had issue:

  1. Sir Patrick Manson, FRS, born 3 October 1844,
    physician who made important discoveries in parasitology, founder of the tropical medicine field,
    he suggested that the agent that causes malaria is spread by the mosquito,
    he discovered new species of the flatworm that causes Schistosomiasis, species of flatworm now called Schistosoma mansoni,
    founded the London School of Tropical Medicine,
    died 9 April 1922, age 77 yrs.
    There is a plaque to him on the Cruickshank Building of the University of Aberdeen, in the Cruickshank Botanic Garden, Aberdeen (see map).

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