The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1908
Nobel co-recipient Ilya Mechnikov
Physician, Scientist. Immunologist, Hematologist, A Founder of Chemotherapy. Stained tissues & classified stains: basic, acid, neutral. Stained granules in blood cells; pioneer in Hematology. Stained tubercle bacillus. Standardized sera. Idea: existence of relation of chemical constitution of drugs to mode of action & affinity for cells against which they are directed.
"Schwann established the cell as the final biological unit. Biology owes its immeasurable progress to the introduction of this concept of the cell. This concept is the axis around which the whole of modern science of life revolves"
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Name: Paul Ehrlich
birth: 14 March 1854, Strehlen (now Strzelin), Prussia (now Poland)
Death: 20 August 1915, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany
Affiliation at the time of the award: Goettingen University, Göttingen, Germany, Königliches Institut für experimentelle Therapie (Royal Institute for Experimental Therapy), Frankfurt-on-the-Main, Germany
Prize motivation: "in recognition of their work on immunity"
Prize share: 1/2
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