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Emil Adolf von Behring, Physician

Emil Adolf von Behring, Physician

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1901

Physician. Serum therapy, especially against diphtheria. Tuberculosis.

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Emil Adolf von Behring used his Nobel Prize money to establish a research institute to which he also donated other prize money. He felt that perhaps tuberculosis in cattle could be prevented to a greater extent than was known at that time.

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Name: Emil Adolf von Behring
Birth: 15 March 1894 Hansdorf (not Lawice), Prussia (now Poland)
Death: 31 March 1917, Marburg, Germany
Institution: Marburg University, Marburg, Germany
Award: "for his work on serum therapy, especially its application against diphtheria, by which he has opened a new road in the domain of medical science and thereby placed in the hands of the physician a victorious weapon against illness and deaths."
Portion of Cash: 1/1
Education: Medical Degree, Army Medical College, Germany, 1878
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