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Ilya Mechnikov Ph.D.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1908
Nobel Co-recipient Paul Ehrlich

Ukrainian Zoologist. Theory of cellular immunity. Father of Natural immunity. Research: Comparative embryology, Phagocytosis, Anthrax, Rabies.

Weak eyesight, heart troubles, difficulties in University lead to pessimism. Twice attempted suicide. Discovery of phagocytosis completely changed his outlook on life; abandoned his pessimistic philosophy and determined to find further proof of hypothesis.

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Title
Author:
Elie Mechnikoff
Publisher:
Keener, 1906
Length:
104 pages
Title
Microbe Hunters
Author:
Paul de Kruif
Contributer:
F. Gonzalez-Crussi
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002
ISBN:
0898756227, 9780898756227
Length:
104 pages
Subjects
Science, Life Sciences, Biology
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Mechnikov
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Name: Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov
Birth: 16 May 1845, Kharkov (now Kharkiv), Russian Empire (now Ukraine)
Death: 16 July 1916, Paris, France
Residence when prize awarded: Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Award: "in recognition of their work on immunity"
Field: Immunity
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