Leiper, Robert Thomson


1881–1969 British helminthologist noted for his seminal work on life cycles of helminthic parasites and identification of their vectors.

Keywords: helminthology; life cycles of helminthic parasites; vector identification; guinea worm; schistosomes; bilharzia

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Robert Thomson Leiper.


Further Reading

Buckley JCC (ed.) (1961) Supplement in honour of R. T. Leiper on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Journal of Helminthology, pp. xi–xxii.

Garnham PCC (1970) Robert Thomson Leiper (1881–1969). Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 16: 385–404.

Leiper RT (1907) The etiology and prophylaxis of dracontiasis. British Medical Journal 1: 129–132.

Leiper RT (1915) Report on an expedition to China to study the nematode infections in man. Unpublished report to Colonial Office, 15th January 1915; abstract in Tropical Disease Bulletin 6: 195–296.

Leiper RT (1915, 1916, 1918) Report on the results of the Bilharzia Mission in Egypt. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 25: 1–55; 147–192; 27: 171–190; 30: 235–260.

Wilkinson L and Hardy A (2001) Prevention and Cure (A History of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Chaps 2 and 9. London: Kegan Paul International.

Wilmott S (1982) Centenary biographical note: Robert Thomson Leiper, 1881–1969. International Journal of Parasitology 11: 423–424.

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Wilkinson, Lise(Apr 2001) Leiper, Robert Thomson. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003576]