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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1901
Emil von Behring

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Emil von Behring - Facts

Emil Adolf 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

Prize share: 1/1

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