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Paul Ehrlich

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1908
Nobel co-recipient Ilya Mechnikov

Physician, Scientist. Immunologist, Hematology pioneer. Founded Chemotherapy. Classified stains. Stained tissues, blood cell granules, tubercle bacillus. Standardized sera. Idea: Drugs’ chemical constitution related to action, affinity for cells against which directed.

"Schwann established cell as biological unit. Concept of cell is axis around which whole modern science of life revolves"


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Paul Ehrlich 1915 Source: Library Of Congress.

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Paul Ehrlich in seinem Labor seines Institutes in Frankfurt/Main. Source: KRUIF, Paul de. Mikrobenjäger. Orell Füssli, Zürich.

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Paul Ehrlich at work in his labotary. Source: Wellcome Images.

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Paul Ehrlich in his ffice in Frankfurt ca. 1900. Source: Wikimedia

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Paul Ehrlich in his Office, 1914. Source: common.wikimedia.org

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German Dr Paul Ehrlich and Japanese Dr Sahachiro Hata. Source: Hata Memorial Museum, Shimane

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Paul Ehrlich 1905 ~ 1910. Source: KRUIF, Paul de. Mikrobenjäger. Orell Füssli, Zürich

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Paul Ehrlich at work in his laboratory, studying an animal. Source: Wellcome Images.

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Paul Ehrlich's assistants and laboratory animals including goats. Probably at the Frankfurt Serum Institute. Source: Wellcome Images

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Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915) on the occasion of his 60th birthday, holding spectacles. Source: Wellcome Images

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Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915) and his co-workers: Dr. Boehncke, Prof. Bechold, Dr. Benario, Dr. Mouriz, Conradi, Dr. Muller, Dr. Nathan, Dr. Bierbaum, Prof. Apolant, Prof. Sachs, Exz. Egrlich, Monck, Dr. Scaffidi, Erst, Kadereit, Goldner, Kruger. Source: Wellcome Images

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Paul Ehrlich and his fellow-workers at the Speyer-Haus. Source: Wellcome Images

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Paul Ehrlich and his co-workers and assistants. Probably at the Frankfurt Serum Institute. Source: Wellcome Images

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Paul Ehrlich. Source: Wellcome Images

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Paul Ehrlich. Source: Pharmaceutical Intelligence

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Paul Ehrlich. Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915) and Dr Sachs. Probably at the Frankfurt Serum Institute. Source: Wellcome Images

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Paul Ehrlich, 1909. Source: Library Of Congress

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Paul Ehrlich. Author: Eduard Blum Source: Wikimedia Commons. Unknown date (before 1916).

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Paul Ehrlich at work in his laboratory. Source: Wellcome Images

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Portrait of Paul Ehrlich. Source: Wellcome Images

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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"
Field: Immunity
Prize share: 1/2
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