May 8 1980, Smallpox Eradicated-The Rise And Fall Of Smallpox
On May 8, 1980, the World Health Organization officially pronounced victory in the fight against smallpox, confirming that no known cases of the dreaded killer existed anywhere on the planet. Take a l...
Jenner Tests Smallpox Vaccine - May 14, 1796
Edward Jenner, an English country doctor from Gloucestershire, administers the world’s first vaccination as a preventive treatment for smallpox, a disease that had killed millions of people over the c...
Edward Jenner
Edward Jenner was an English country doctor who pioneered vaccination. In 1796 Jenner discovered that inoculation with cowpox gave immunity to smallpox. The ...
Robert M. Chanock
Robert Merritt Chanock (July 8, 1924 – July 30, 2010) was an American pediatrician and virologist who made major contributions to the prevention and treatment of childhood respiratory infections in mo...
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Marie Pasteur
Marie Pasteur, née Laurent (Clermont Ferrand, France, 15 January 1826 – Paris, 28 September 1910), was the spouse and scientific assistant and co-worker of famous French chemist and bacteriologist Lou...
May 8 1980, Smallpox Eradicated-The Rise And Fall Of Smallpox
On May 8, 1980, the World Health Organization officially pronounced victory in the fight against smallpox, confirming that no known cases of the dreaded killer existed anywhere on the planet. Take a l...
Kristaps Helmanis
Kristaps Helmanis (German: Christopher Hellmann, Russian: Христофор Иванович Гельман; 3 June 1848 – 2 March 1892) was a Latvian vaccinologist and microbiologist. He discovered tuberculin simul...
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Adrien Loir
Adrien Loir (December 15, 1862 – 1941) was a French bacteriologist born in Lyon. He was a nephew of Louis Pasteur, and for much of his career was associated with the Pasteur Institute.From 1882 ...
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Maurice Hilleman
Maurice Ralph Hilleman (August 30, 1919 – April 11, 2005) was an American microbiologist who specialized in vaccinology and developed over 36 vaccines, an unparalleled record of productivity. Of...
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David Bodian
David Bodian ( 15 May 1910 – 18 September 1992) was an American medical scientist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who worked in polio research. In the early 1940s he helped lay th...
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Polio vaccine
Two polio vaccines are used throughout the world to combat poliomyelitis (or polio). The first was developed by Jonas Salk through the use of HeLa cells and first tested in 1952. Announced to the worl...
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Isabel Morgan
Isabel Merrick Morgan (also Morgan Mountain) (20 August 1911 – 18 August 1996) was an American virologist at Johns Hopkins University, who – in a research team with David Bodian and Howard...
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Paul Offit
Paul A. Offit (born 27 March 1951) is an American pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases and an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology. He is the co-inventor of a rotavirus vaccine tha...
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Pasteur Institute
The Pasteur Institute (French: Institut Pasteur) is a French non-profit private foundation dedicated to the study of biology, micro-organisms, diseases, and vaccines. It is named after Louis Paste...
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Percival Bazeley
Percival Landon Bazeley was a scientist of Australian biotechnology and public health.
Born in Orbost, Victoria, Australia on 2 March 1909, Bazeley attended the school of Veterinary Science at the...
Charles Armstrong (physician)
Charles Armstrong (September 25, 1886 – June 23, 1967) was an American physician in the U.S. Public Health Service. He coined the name Lymphocytic choriomeningitis in 1934 after isolating the hitherto...
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Stanley Plotkin
Stanley Plotkin is an American physician who works as an adviser at pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur. In the 1960s, he played a pivotal role in discovery of a vaccine against rubella virus while wor...
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Rino Rappuoli
Rino Rappuoli, PhD is known globally for his work in vaccines and immunology. He co-founded the field of cellular microbiology, a discipline combining cell biology and microbiology, and pioneered the ...
Allen Steere
Allen C. Steere is a professor of rheumatology at Harvard University and previously at Tufts University and Yale University. Steere and his colleague, Dr. Stephen Malawista of Yale University, are cre...
Albert Sabin
Albert Bruce Sabin (August 26, 1906 Białystok – March 3, 1993) was a Polish American medical researcher best known for having developed an oral polio vaccine.Sabin was born in Białystok, in Russian Po...
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Edgar Crookshank
Edgar March Crookshank (2 October 1858 – 1 July 1928) was an English physician and microbiologist.
Crookshank studied at King's College London and qualified for medicine in 1881. He served briefly...
Pasteurization
Pasteurization (American English) or pasteurisation (British English) is a process invented by French scientist Louis Pasteur during the nineteenth century. In 1864 Pasteur discovered that heating be...
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Albert Kapikian
Dr. Albert Kapikian (1930-2014) was an Armenian-American virologist who developed the first licensed vaccine against rotavirus, the most common cause of severe diarrhea in infants. He was awarded the...
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Hilary Koprowski
Hilary Koprowski (December 5, 1916 – April 11, 2013) was a Polish and American virologist and immunologist, and the inventor of the world's first effective live polio vaccine. He author...
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Edward Jenner
Edward Jenner, FRS (/ˈdʒɛnər/; 17 May 1749 – 26 January 1823) was an English physician and scientist who was the pioneer of smallpox vaccine, the world's first vaccine. He is often called "the father ...
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Joseph Meister
Joseph Meister (21 February 1876 - 24 June 1940) was the first person to be inoculated against rabies by Louis Pasteur, and the first person to be successfully treated for the infection.In 1885, nine-...
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Bruce Edwards Ivins
Bruce Edwards Ivins (April 22, 1946 – July 29, 2008) was an American microbiologist, vaccinologist, senior biodefense researcher at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious...
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