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Joseph Lennox Pawan

Joseph Lennox Donatien Pawan, Trinidad & Tobago microbiologist (Port of Spain 06 September 1887 – 03 November 1957)

From Chinese descent

Authored classic studies on bat rabies epidemiology

With Hurst established the paralytic type of rabies virus manifestations in bats (1931-2)

Showed definitely the human transmission of rabies by bats (1936) proving the studies of Carini & Horta (1911)

First to isolate the rabies virus from a insectivorous bat (1936)

Developed a vaccine for bat rabies