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|Born||Percy Cyril Claude Garnham
January 15, 1901
|Died||December 25, 1994(aged 93)|
|Institutions||London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine|
|Alma mater||St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London|
|Notable awards||Manson Medal|
|Spouse||Esther Long Price|
|Children||Two sons and four daughters|
Early life and education
He was born in London, the son of Percy Claude Garnham (1875-1915), and Edith née Masham (1878-1951), an accomplished violinist. In World War I, his father served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy and died at Gallipoli in 1915. He was educated at Paradise School and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, and graduated in medicine in 1925.
Garnham created the subgenus Vinckeia of Plasmodium to accommodate the mammalian parasites other than those infecting primates, i.e. Plasmodium species infecting mammals other than primates.
Awards and honours
In 1924, he married Esther Long Price; they had two sons and four daughters.
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