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History and Hypnozoites

December 5, 2016 - 23:00 -- Miles Markus

What has happened to various hypnozoite-associated (in one way or another) personalities from the late 1970s and the 1980s, when the malarial hypnozoite was "accidentally" discovered, is not widely known. People occasionally enquire about these individuals. Some, such as M.R. Hollingdale, R.E. Sinden, G.A.T. Targett and M.B. Markus, are still "around" (link [click] to the latest hypnozoite-related publication [2017], entitled "Malaria Eradication and the Hidden Parasite Reservoir"; it introduces a new concept) but those whose names appeared most frequently amongst the authorship of early papers on the subject of hypnozoites are not. R.S. Bray died in 2008; W.E. Collins in 2013; P.C.C. Garnham in 1994; R. Killick-Kendrick in 2011; and W.A. Krotoski as recently as 2016.