Leonard Rogers

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Sir Leonard Rogers
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Sir Leonard Rogers
Born 18 January 1868
Hartley House, Helston
Died 16 September 1962
Royal Cornwall Infirmary, Truro
Nationality English
Known for Founding the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Spouse(s) Una Elsie North[1]
Children 3 sons[1]
Awards Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (1914)[1]
Fellow of the Royal Society[2]
Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India (1932)[1]
Manson Medal (1938)
Scientific career
Fields Tropical medicine

Sir Leonard Rogers KCSI CIE FRS FRCP FRCS[3][4] (18 January 1868 – 16 September 1962) was a founder member of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and its President from 1933 to 1935.[1][5]


Rogers had a wide range of interests in tropical medicine, from the study of kala-azar epidemics to sea snake venoms, but is best known for pioneering the treatment of cholera with hypertonic saline, which has saved a multitude of lives.

Rogers was one of the pioneers in setting up the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine in India.

He was president of the 1919 session of the Indian Science Congress.


Digitised versions from National Library of Scotland.

Experimental investigation of the effects of haemostatic and other drugs on the intravascular coagulability of the blood (1895).
3 - On the influence of variations of the ground-water level on the prevalence of malarial fevers (1895).
Report of an investigation of the epidemic of malarial fever in Assam, or, kala-azar (1897).
Resolution on Dr Rogers' report on Kala azar (1897).

Digitised version from HathiTrust Digital Library:

Fevers in the tropics (1908)


  1. ^ a b c d e "Rogers, Sir Leonard (1868–1962)". The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/35814. 
  2. ^ Boyd, J. S. K. (1963). "Leonard Rogers 1868-1962". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 9: 261. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1963.0014. 
  3. ^ Rogers, Sir Leonard (1868–1962) - Biographical entry - Plarr's Lives of the Fellows Online
  4. ^ Munks Roll Details for Leonard (Sir) Rogers, Lives of the Fellows, Royal College of Physicians
  5. ^ Sir Leonard Rogers, Happy Toil: Fifty-Five Years of Tropical Medicine (London: Frederick Muller Ltd., 1950).