Hideyo Noguchi

Hideyo Noguchi

Fukushima, Japan
Death 21 May 1928 (aged 51)
Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Plot Whitewood Plot, Section 133
Memorial ID 8490542 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Medical Pioneer. As a microbiologist doctor, he is credited for discovering the cause of sexually transmitted diseases. He moved to America in 1920 and obtained a job as a research assistant medical researcher at The University of Pennsylvania. In 1911, while working at the Rockefeller University, he devised the Wasserman Skin Test to detect the causes of an agent of syphilis which was the cause of progressive paralytic disease. While conducting methods to prevent and treat yellow fever, he contracted the disease and died at age 50. In the coarse of his career, Noguchi was nominated nine times for the Nobel Prize in Medicine (1913-15, 1920- 21, 1924-27).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

Family Members



See more Noguchi memorials in:


How famous was Hideyo Noguchi?

Current rating:

33 votes

to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ginny M
  • Added: 10 Mar 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8490542
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hideyo Noguchi (24 Nov 1876–21 May 1928), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8490542, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .