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Frederick C. Robbins M.D.

Frederick C. Robbins M.D.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1954
Co-Nobelists John F. Enders, Thomas H. Weller

Physician, Virologist. Discovered ability of poliomyelitis viruses to grow in tissue culture. Investigated infectious hepatitis, typhus fever, Q fever, mumps, herpes simplex and vaccinia. Supervised diagnostic virus laboratory. Educator, Science Statesperson. Interest: International health. Tissue culture enabled identifying hundreds of viruses, vaccine development.


Frederick Robbins A Biographical Memoir by Adel Mahmoud, National Academy of Sciences, biography 14 pages, 17 pages total.

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Name: Frederick Chapman Robbins
Birth: 25 August 1916, Auburn, AL, USA
Death: 4 August 2003, Cleveland, OH, USA
Institution: Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 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
Collaborator: John F. Enders, Co-Nobelist. Robbins named a daughter Louise Enders.