John William Scott Macfie

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John William Scott Macfie
Born 16 September 1879
Eastham, Cheshire
Died 11 October 1948
Buchanan Hospital,
St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex
Nationality British
Fields Zoology / Medicine
Institutions Edinburgh University[1]
Radcliffe Infirmary and County Hospital, Oxford[1]
Alma mater Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge[1]
Known for Researches on tropical diseases, especially on Malaria and Trypanosomiasis[1]
Contributions to entomology, particularly descriptive reports of new species, on Ceratopogonidae (biting midges), mosquitoes and tse-tse fly[1]
Notable awards Mary Kingsley Medal

John William Scott Macfie M.A. (Cantab.), M.B.,Ch.B.(Edin.), D.T.M., D.Sc. (Edin.) (16 September 1879 – 11 October 1948) was a British entomologist, parasitologist and protozoologist,[1] born in Eastham, Cheshire, England. He died in Hastings, Sussex, England.

Macfie was educated at Oundle School and Caius College, Cambridge.[2] He was director of the Medical Research Institute in Accra between 1914 and 1923, having undertaken the same responsibilities in an acting capacity at Lagos in 1913.[1]

He was awarded the Mary Kingsley medal by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 1919[1] and lectured at that institution on protozoology between 1923 and 1925.[1]

Sources and further reading[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Who's Who 1938. London: A & C Black. 1938. I. 
  2. ^ "Macfie, John William Scott (MFY898JW)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.