Leishman, William Boog


1865–1926 Scottish bacteriologist, pathologist and protozoologist who shared the discovery of the parasite of kala‐azar with Charles Donovan.

Keywords: bacteriology; pathology; leishmaniasis; Leishmania donovani

Further Reading

Leishman WB (1901) Note on a simple and rapid method of producing Romanowski staining in malarial and other blood films. British Medical Journal 2: 757–758.

Leishman WB (1903) On the possibility of the occurrence of trypanosomiasis in India. British Medical Journal 1: 1252–1254.

Weaver JRH (ed.) (1922–1930) Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Wright AE and Leishman WB (1900) Remarks on the results which have been obtained by the anti‐typhoid inoculations. British Medical Journal 1: 122–129.

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Power, Helen J(Apr 2001) Leishman, William Boog. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003581]