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Behring, Emil Adolf von (Emil)

Born: 1854 AD
Died: 1917 AD, at 63 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Bacteriologist


1854 - Born on the 15th of March in Hansdorf in West Prussia, now a part of Poland.

1878 - He took up Medical course at Friedrich-Wilhelms-Institut.

1894 - He was the Professor of Hygiene, University of Halle.

1895 - Served as Professor of Hygiene, University of Marburg.

         - Awarded the French Legion of Honor.

         - Behring discovered the diphtheria antitoxin for tetanus.

         - He suggested use of antitoxin for diphtheria.

1901 - Received the Nobel Prize for Medicine.

1905 - International Tuberculosis Congress he announced that he had discovered "a substance proceeding from the virus of tuberculosis."

1917 - Died at Marburg, Germany on the 31st of March.



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