Date of Award

Summer 1948

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




The existing knowledge of human malarial parasites in the visceral organs is dependent largely upon microscopic examinations of stained tissue sections. The success of such examination is dependent upon the effectiveness of the stain. If the differentiation between host tissue and parasites is poor, little can be learned of the parasites. The investigation was undertaken to develop a better differential stain for malarial parasites in tissue. The stain developed was to be used in a study of human infection by plasmodium falciparum. It was intended that an addition to the existing knowledge of the parasites might be made.