Emil Adolf Von Behring

Emil Adolf Von Behring

Birth
Warmińsko-Mazurskie, Poland
Death 31 Mar 1917 (aged 53)
Marburg, Landkreis Marburg-Biedenkopf, Hessen, Germany
Burial Marburg, Landkreis Marburg-Biedenkopf, Hessen, Germany
Memorial ID 175471401 · View Source
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Nobel Prize Recipient. He received the 1901 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for developing a diphtheria antitoxin. Born in Hansdorf, Prussia (now Lawice, Poland), he studied medicine at the Academy for Military Doctors at the Royal Medical-Surgical Friedrich-Wilhelm-Institute in Berlin. After completing ten years of military service as a troop doctor, he began working at the Hygiene Institute of Berlin under Robert Koch, one of the pioneers of bacteriology. The first successful treatment of a child with Behring's therapeutic diphtheria serum occurred in 1891. Behring also collaborated with the Japanese bacteriologist Kitasato Shibasaburo on a tetanus antitoxin. In 1895, he was appointed a professor of hygiene at the University of Marburg, a position he held for the rest of his life.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emil Adolf Von Behring (15 Mar 1864–31 Mar 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175471401, citing Behring Mausoleum, Marburg, Landkreis Marburg-Biedenkopf, Hessen, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .