- (1854–1915)German bacteriologist and Nobel laureate, 1908. As a research student, Silesian-born Ehrlich discovered several bacterial stains, and also a new variety of white blood corpuscles. Working with Koch on staining tubercle bacillus, he contracted tuberculosis and was forced to go abroad for three years. His contribution to the production of a diphtheria anti-toxin in 1892 gained him a professorship at the University of Berlin. He was then appointed head of a newly-opened institute for serum research in Berlin. His discovery of trypan red, a cure for sleeping sickness and his confirmation in 1910 that the arsenic compound salvarsan, or 606, was effective against the spirochetes of syphilis, marked the beginning of modern chemotherapy. In 1908 Ehrlich shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology for his work on immunity and serum therapy. Ehrlich’s basic concepts and methods remain the basis for research in the fields of haematology, immunology and chemotherapy.
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EHRLICH, PAUL — (1854–1915), German chemist, pioneer of modern histology, immunology, and chemotherapy; Nobel Prize winner. Ehrlich was born in Strehlen near Breslau. He studied at German universities and began his scientific work in 1878 in Berlin University as … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Ehrlich, Paul — Médico alemán nacido en 1854. Fue alumno de R. Koch y se le considera el fundador de la quimioterapia; además hizo profundos estudios sobre los anticuerpos. Su obra más destacada es Über Toxine und Antitoxine. En 1908 recibió el premio Nobel de… … Diccionario médico
Ehrlich, Paul — born March 14, 1854, Strehlen, Silesia, Prussia died Aug. 20, 1915, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Ger. German medical scientist. After early work on distribution of foreign substances in the body and on cell nutrition, he found uses for staining… … Universalium
Ehrlich, Paul — SUBJECT AREA: Medical technology [br] b. 14 March 1854 Strehlen, Silesia, Germany d. 20 August 1915 Homburg, Saarland, Germany [br] German medical scientist who laid the foundations of intra vital staining in histology, and of chemotherapy. [br]… … Biographical history of technology
Ehrlich , Paul — (1854–1915) German physician, bacteriologist, and chemist Born in Strehlen (now Strzelin in Poland), Ehrlich studied medicine at the universities of Breslau, Strasbourg, and Freiburg, gaining a physician s degree at Breslau in 1878. For the next… … Scientists
Ehrlich, Paul R — ▪ American biologist and educator born May 29, 1932, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. American biologist and educator who in 1990 shared Sweden s Crafoord Prize (established in 1980 and awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, to support… … Universalium
Ehrlich, Paul — ► (1854 1915) Médico alemán. Fue premio Nobel de Medicina y Fisiología en 1908 por sus estudios en microbiología. * * * (14 mar. 1854, Strehlen, Silesia, Prusia–20 ago. 1915, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Alemania). Científico médico alemán. Después… … Enciclopedia Universal
Ehrlich,Paul — Ehr·lich (ârʹlĭKH), Paul. 1854 1915. German bacteriologist. He shared a 1908 Nobel Prize for discoveries and advances in immunology. * * * … Universalium
Ehrlich, Paul — (1854 1915) German scientist. Born in Silesia, he discovered bacterial strains and also a new variety of white blood corpuscles as a research student. Later he became a professor at the University of Berlin. In 1908 he shared the Nobel Prize… … Dictionary of Jewish Biography
Ehrlich, Paul R(alph) — born May 29, 1932, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. U.S. biologist. He studied at the University of Kansas and taught at Stanford University from 1959. Though much of his research was done in entomology, his overriding concern became unchecked population… … Universalium