Leishman-Donovan body


Leishman-Donovan body
Leish·man-Don·o·van body -'dän-ə-vən- n a protozoan of the genus Leishmania (esp. L. donovani) in its nonmotile stage that is found esp. in cells of the skin, spleen, and liver of individuals affected with leishmaniasis and esp. kala-azar compare DONOVAN BODY
Leishman Sir William Boog (1865-1926)
British bacteriologist. Leishman is famous for his work on kala-azar and antityphoid inoculation. His researches into tropical diseases began when he was with the British Army Medical Service in India. In 1900 he detected the parasite that causes kala-azar. His discovery was confirmed three years later by Charles Donovan. In that year, 1903, Sir Ronald Ross introduced the term leishmania. Leishman continued to work on kala-azar and other tropical diseases and by 1913 had perfected the protective vaccine against typhoid fever. During World War I he concentrated on the diseases resulting from trench warfare. He also spent much time researching the parasite of tick fever.
Donovan Charles (1863-1951)
British surgeon. A surgeon in the Indian Medical Service, Donovan made significant contributions to tropical medicine as a result of his service in India. He is known mainly for his discovery of the causative organism of kala-azar. It was first discovered in 1900 by Sir William Leishman, who tentatively identified it as a trypanosome in 1903. In the same year Donovan independently discovered the same organism. In 1905 he discovered the Donovan body, the causative agent of granuloma inguinale.

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Sir W. B. Leishman (1865-1926), British surgeon; C. Donovan (1863-1951), Irish physician

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Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • leishman-donovan body — ¦līshmənˈdänəvən , ˈdən noun Usage: usually capitalized L&D Etymology: after Sir William B. Leishman died 1926 English army surgeon & Charles Donovan died 1951 Irish physician : a protozoan of the genus Leishmania (especially L. donovani) in its… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Leishman-Donovan body — see Leishmania [Sir W. B. Leishman (1865–1926), British surgeon; C. Donovan (1863–1951), Irish physician] …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Leishman–Donovan body — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Тельца Лейшмана-Донована (Leishman-Donovan Body) — см. Leishmania. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Donovan body — Don·o·van body dän ə vən , dən n an encapsulated gram negative bacterium of the genus Calymmatobacterium (C. granulomatis) that is the causative agent of granuloma inguinale and is characterized by one or two opposite polar chromatin masses… …   Medical dictionary

  • Leishman , Sir William Boog — (1865–1926) British bacteriologist Leishman was born in Glasgow, the son of the regius professor of medicine at the university there. He himself was educated at the university, where he obtained his MD in 1886. He immediately joined the Army… …   Scientists

  • Leishman body — Leish·man body lēsh mən n LEISHMAN DONOVAN BODY …   Medical dictionary

  • body — 1. The head, neck, trunk, and extremities. The human b., consisting of head (caput), neck (collum), trunk (truncus), and limbs (membra). 2. The material part of a human, as distinguished from the …   Medical dictionary

  • Donovan — Charles, Irish surgeon, 1863–1951. See D. bodies, under body, Leishman D. body …   Medical dictionary

  • Leishman — Sir William B., Scottish surgeon, 1865–1926. See Leishmania, L. chrome cells, under cell, L. stain, L. Donovan body …   Medical dictionary

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