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Thomas H. Weller M.D., M.S.

Thomas H. Weller M.D., M.S.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1954
Co- Nobelists John F. Enders, Frederick C. Robbins

Physician, Virologist, Parasitologist. Discovered ability of poliomyelitis viruses to grow in tissue culture. Isolated many viruses, parasites; developed diagnostic tests. Isolated German measles in son. Tissue culture enabled identifying hundreds of viruses, vaccine development.

Nobel Committee Sven Gard: tissue cultures will do for virology what Koch accomplished by culture media.

Biography

Thomas Weller Biographical memoir by Kenneth McIntosh, National Academy of Sciences, 18 pages

Title:
Growing Pathogens in Tissue Cultures: Fifty Years in Academic Tropical Medicine, Pediatrics, and Virology
Authors:
Thomas Huckle Weller, Anthony L. Komaroff, Ellen Barlow, Boston Medical Library
Editors:
Anthony L. Komaroff, Ellen Barlow
Edition:
Illustrated
Publisher:
Boston Medical Library, 2004
ISBN:
0824326032, 9780824326036
Length:
1038 pages
Title:
Tropical medicine at Harvard, the Weller years, 1954-1981: A personal memoir
Publisher:
Harvard School of Public Health(1985)
ASIN:
B0006EST5I
Length:
95 pages
Language:
English
Weller
Drawing by Newton Llorente

Name: Thomas Huckle Weller
Birth: 15 June 1915, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Death: 23 August 2008, Needham, MA, USA
Institution: Research Division of Infectious Diseases, Children's Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
Award: "for their discovery of the ability of poliomyelitis viruses to grow in cultures of various types of tissue"
Subject: virology
Portion of cash: 1/3
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Master's Mentors: L. J. Thomas, W. W. Cort.
Master's Thesis: Parasites of fish, Harvard Medical School, 1937.
Tutor: virus research, tissue-culture techniques John F. Enders, Co-Nobelist