Leonard Rogers

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Sir Leonard Rogers
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Sir Leonard Rogers, wearing the insignia of the Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India
Born 18 January 1868
Hartley House, Helston
Died 16 September 1962
Royal Cornwall Infirmary, Truro
Nationality English
Fields Tropical medicine
Known for Founding the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Notable awards Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (1914)[1]
Fellow of the Royal Society[2]
Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India (1932)[1]
Manson Medal (1938)
Spouse Una Elsie North[1]
Children 3 sons[1]

Sir Leonard Rogers KCSI CIE FRS FRCP (18 January 1868 – 16 September 1962) was a founder member of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and its President from 1933 to 1935.[1][3]

Biography

Rogers had a wide range of interests in tropical medicine, from the study of kala-azar epidemics to sea snake venoms, but is best known for pioneering the treatment of cholera with hypertonic saline, which has saved a multitude of lives.

Rogers was one of the pioneers in setting up the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine in India.

He was president of the 1919 session of the Indian Science Congress.

Works

Digitised versions from National Library of Scotland.

Experimental investigation of the effects of haemostatic and other drugs on the intravascular coagulability of the blood (1895).
3 - On the influence of variations of the ground-water level on the prevalence of malarial fevers (1895).
Report of an investigation of the epidemic of malarial fever in Assam, or, kala-azar (1897).
Resolution on Dr Rogers' report on Kala azar (1897).

References

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  3. Sir Leonard Rogers, Happy Toil: Fifty-Five Years of Tropical Medicine (London: Frederick Muller Ltd., 1950).