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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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Ilya Mechnikov (standing), disciple of Louis Pasteur (seated), with children who were cured of rabies. Source: KRUIF, Paul de. Mikrobenjäger. Orell Füssli, Zürich, 1927/Wikimedia Commons.
"…the peace that is found in libraries and laboratories…" Louis Pasteur.

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Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov. Creator: Félix Nadar. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Ilya Mechnikov. Source: Research Information Network.

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Ilya Mechnikov [right] with Count Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer, 1909. Source: Fine Arts America.

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Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov,1908. Magazine "Ogonok" 1926. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov, 1913. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Elie Mechnikoff. Publisher: Bain News Service, between 1910 and 1915. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov. Source: California science teacher

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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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