Record

Reference numberCMB/15/36
LevelItem
TitleCopy, letter from E Ray Lankester to Sir Michael Foster
Date16 September 1903
DescriptionWants to place on record the conclusion he has come to regarding sleeping sickness. Suggests that the animal carrier of trypanosoma gambiense must have accompanied the tsetse fly into Uganda, and that suppression of this animal carrier will restrict the disease. Has conferred with Sir H Johnston who had had a caravan path cut through the Semiliki forest to the Congo stations and fears he is responsible for the arrival of sleeping sickness. Notes that the animals that always accompany the caravans are goats, dogs, and fowl -- urges that instructions be sent to all emissaries in Uganda to test these animals for trypanosoma. p57.
Extent1p
FormatTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8247Lankester; Sir; Edwin Ray (1847 - 1929)1847 - 1929
NA8220Foster; Sir; Michael (1836 - 1907); physiologist1836 - 1907
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView



    CONTACT US

    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →

    SUBSCRIBE

    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView