MEDICINE: Emil Adolf von Behring 1901 - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL
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S 23° 34.064 W 046° 43.190
23K E 324476 N 7392576
Quick Description: Bust of the German scientist. Part of nine busts in the Museu de Microbiologia in Sao Paulo.
Location: Brazil
Date Posted: 11/26/2007 2:40:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM2NMY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
"Behring was the discoverer of diphtheria antitoxin and attained a great reputation by that means and by his contributions to the study of immunity. He won the first Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1901 for developing a serum therapy against diphtheria (this was worked on with Emile Roux) and tetanus. The former had been a scourge of the population, especially children, whereas the other was a leading cause of death in wars, killing the wounded. At the International Tuberculosis Congress in 1905 he announced that he had discovered "a substance proceeding from the virus of tuberculosis." This substance, which he designated "T C", plays the important part in the immunizing action of Professor Behring's "bovivaccine", which prevents bovine tuberculosis." Wikipedia
Field of Accomplishment: Physiology/Medicine

Year of Award: 1901

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