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Johannes Fibiger
Birth: Apr. 23, 1867
Silkeborg
Midtjylland, Denmark
Death: Jan. 30, 1928
Copenhagen
Hovedstaden, Denmark

Nobel Prize-winning Scientist. Having received a medical degree in 1890, he studied bacteriology and wrote his 1895 doctoral thesis on the subject of diphteria. After studies abroad he became professor in pathological anatomy at the University of Copenhagen (1900 to 1928). In 1902 Fibiger demonstrated that cattle tuberculosis can be transmitted to humans, thus disproving Robert Koch's assertion that cattle tuberculosis was harmless for human beings. He was the first to prove experimentally that cancer can be induced by external factors. His observation marked a new epoch in cancer research as it gave inspiration to investigations of the carcinogenic effect of tar products and other substances. He received several honorary doctorates and was the first cancer researcher to receive a Nobel Prize for medicine/physiology when he was awarded the prize in 1926. (bio by: Erik Skytte) 
 
Burial:
Garnisons Kirkegård
Copenhagen
Hovedstaden, Denmark
Plot: Section KK s/s, grave 2-11
 
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Originally Created by: Erik Skytte
Record added: Mar 05, 2010
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Johannes Fibiger
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Johannes Fibiger
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Johannes Fibiger
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