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Luis Migone

Luis Enrique Migone Mieres, Paraguayan microbiologist and parasitologist (Asunción 12 July 1876 – Asunción 13 July 1954)
From Italian father
 
ACHIEVEMENTS

Discovered Trypanosoma equinum, the etiologic agent of “mal de caderas”

With M. Elmassian. Sur le mal de caderas ou flagellose paresiante des equides sudamericaines. Ann. Inst. Pasteur 17:241-67, 1901
 

Authored a study about the role of capybara as intermediate host of Trypanosoma equinum, a paper translated to many languages 

Le role des carpinchos comme reservoir de virus dans la conservation du mal de caderas. Bull. Soc. Path. Exot. 3:524-5, 1910
 

First to report American visceral leishmaniasis

Un cas de kalazar en Asunción (Paraguay). Bull. Soc. Path. Exot. 6:118-20, 1913

La buba du Paraguay, leishmaniose américaine. Bull. Soc. Path. Exot. 6:210-18, 1913

His studies on leishmaniasis and leprosy gained international repercussion

 

Studied bacteria and protozoan of plants and animals from Paraguay

Parasitologie de certains animaux du Paraguay. Bull. Soc. Path. Exot.9: 395-64, 1916

Flagelados de las plantas. Rev.Soc. Cien. Paraguay 1:35-9, 1922
 
Described and named the parasitic protozoa Phytomonas elmassiani 1916 
 
Studied the therapeutic properties of aguai-guazu named Pouteria migonei in his honor
 
 

HONORS

Migonella Freitas & Lent 1946 (Nematoda)

Migonemyia Galati 1995 (Diptera)