Behring, Emil Adolf von
Born: Mar 15, 1854 AD
Died: 1917 AD, at 63 years of age.
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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