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: Drugsâ€™ 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"
In 1878 he obtained his doctorate of medicine by means of a dissertation on the theory and practice of staining animal tissues. This work was one of the results of his great interest in the aniline dyes discovered by W. H. Perkin in 1853.
Name: Paul Ehrlich
birth: 14 March 1854, Strehlen (now Strzelin), Prussia (now Poland)
Death: 20 August 1915, Bad Homburg vor der HÃ¶he, Germany
Affiliation at the time of the award: Goettingen University, GÃ¶ttingen, Germany, KÃ¶nigliches Institut fÃ¼r experimentelle Therapie (Royal Institute for Experimental Therapy), Frankfurt-on-the-Main, Germany
Prize motivation: "in recognition of their work on immunity"
Prize share: 1/2
History of Discovery & Quotations
Honoring Paul Ehrlich