The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1901
Emil von Behring
Emil Adolf von Behring
Born: 15 March 1854, Hansdorf (now Jankowa Żagańska), Prussia (now Poland)
Died: 31 March 1917, Marburg, Germany
Affiliation at the time of the award: Marburg University, Marburg, Germany
Prize motivation: "for his work on serum therapy, especially its application against diphtheria, by which he has opened a new road in the domain of medical science and thereby placed in the hands of the physician a victorious weapon against illness and deaths"
Field: bacteriology, immunity
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