Dr. John S. Sappington, a physician, farmer, and medical pioneer, developed an anti-malaria pill that helped save the lives of countless individuals who lived along rivers and in swampy areas.
While We're on the Topic
Here is some more information about mosquitos:
You think you know mosquitoes? Do you also know that mosquitoes are the most deadly animal in the world? They are responsible for more human deaths per year than any bear, lion, or shark. These insects carry disease in their body, and as a part of the bite process, they may also inject that disease into your body.
One of the worst mosquito-borne diseases is malaria. Dr. Sappington's work combatted this disease.
Today, we acknowledge the birthday of another famous Missourian - Dr. John Sappington.
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