Behring, Emil Adolph von (1854–1917)
Emil Behring was a 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 developing immunization against diphtheria (1890) and tetanus (1892) by injection of antitoxins, a word he introduced. Behring's
discoveries led to the treatment of many childhood diseases.