William Boog Leishman
Leishman attended Westminster School in Glasgow and studied at Glasgow University. After graduation, he joined the medical service of the army. He was inducted into India and studied there typhus and later named after him leishmaniasis. He returned back to the UK in 1897 and was appointed in 1900 as Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Army Medical School.
He conducted research particularly in the field of human parasites and developed the eponymous Leishman staining for the detection of malaria parasites and other parasites in the blood.
Simultaneously with Charles Donovan he described in 1901 Leishmania donovani, the causative agent of leishmaniasis, named after the two, and published the results in 1903.
- Tropical medicine
- Physician (19th century)
- Born 1865
- Died in 1926
- Person (Glasgow )