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Behring, Emil Adolph von (1854–1917)

Emil Behring
German bacteriologist and pioneer immunologist. In 1901 he was awarded the first Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on serum therapy, especially for devloping immunization against diptheria (1890) and tetanus (1892) by injection of antitoxins, a word he introduced. Behring's discoveries led to the treatment of many childhood diseases.

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