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Encyclopedia > Max Theiler
Max Theiler
Born January 30, 1899
Pretoria, South Africa
Died August 11, 1972
Residence USA
Nationality South African
Field Virology
Notable prizes Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1951)

Max Theiler (January 30, 1899August 11, 1972) was a South African virologist, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1951 for developing a vaccine for yellow fever. January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... City motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Province Gauteng Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Virology, often considered a part of microbiology or of pathology, is the study of organic viruses: their structure and classification, their ways to infect and exploit cells to reproduce and cause disease, the techniques to isolate and culture them, and their potential uses in research and therapy. ... Image File history File links Nobel. ... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physiology or Medicine from 1901 to the present day. ... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Virology, often considered a part of microbiology or of pathology, is the study of organic viruses: their structure and classification, their ways to infect and exploit cells to reproduce and cause disease, the techniques to isolate and culture them, and their potential uses in research and therapy. ... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physiology or Medicine from 1901 to the present day. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ...


Theiler was born in Pretoria, South Africa, his father Arnold Theiler was a veterinary bacteriologist. He attended Pretoria Boys High School, Rhodes University College, and then University of Cape Town Medical School graduating in 1918. He left South Africa to study at St Thomas' Hospital Medical School and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In 1922 he was awarded a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene and became a licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London and a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Theiler wanted to pursue a career in research, so in 1922 he took a position at the Harvard University School of Tropical Medicine. He spent several years investigating amoebic dysentery and trying to develop a vaccine from rat-bite fever. He became assistant to Andrew Sellards and started working on yellow fever. In 1926 they disproved Hideyo Noguchi that yellow fever was caused by a bacterium, and in 1928 the year after the disease was identified conclusively as a virus, they showed that the African and South American viruses are immunologically identical. City motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Province Gauteng Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... Pretoria Boys High School, also known as Boys High or PBHS, is a public, English medium high school for boys located in Brooklyn, Pretoria, in the Gauteng province of South Africa. ... Rhodes University is one of South Africas oldest and most famous university institutions. ... The University of Cape Town, abbreviated as UCT, is a public university located on the Rhodes Estate on the slopes of Devils Peak, in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. ... St Thomas Hospital Medical School in London was one of the oldest and most prestigious medical schools in the UK. It was part of St Thomas Hospital which was established in 1173. ... Categories: Stub | University of London | Schools of Medicine | Health in London ... College building by Denys Lasdun The Royal College of Physicians of London is the oldest medical institution in England was founded in 1518 and is one of the most active of all medical professional organisations. ... The Royal College of Surgeons of England is an independent professional body committed to promoting and advancing the highest standards of surgical care for patients. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) , is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. One of the eight Ivies, it was founded in 1636. ... Dysentery is an illness (formerly known as the bloody flux or simply flux) involving severe diarrhea that is often associated with blood in the feces. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Noguchi Hideyo (野口 英世 November 9, 1876 - May 21, 1928) was a prominent Japanese bacteriologist who discovered the agent of syphilis disease in 1911. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Groups I: dsDNA viruses II: ssDNA viruses III: dsRNA viruses IV: (+)ssRNA viruses V: (-)ssRNA viruses VI: ssRNA-RT viruses VII: dsDNA-RT viruses A virus is a microscopic particle (ranging in size from 20 - 300 nm) that can infect the cells of a biological organism. ...


Theiler was awarded the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene's Chalmers Medal in 1939, Harvard University's Flattery Medal in 1945, and the American Public Health Association's Lasker Award in 1949. He died, having never become a U.S. citizen, in New Haven, Connecticut. 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... The Albert Lasker Medical Research Awards have been awarded annually since 1946 to living persons who have made major contributions to medical science. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Nickname: The Elm City Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA New Haven Region South Central Region Settled 1638 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1895 Government Type Mayor-board of aldermen  - Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ...


Reference

  • Charles, C.W., Jr. Theiler, Max. American National Biography Online Feb. 2000.

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Max Theiler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (309 words)
Max Theiler (January 30, 1899 – August 11, 1972) was a South African virologist, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1951 for developing a vaccine for yellow fever.
Theiler was born in Pretoria, South Africa, his father Arnold Theiler was a veterinary bacteriologist.
Theiler was awarded the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene's Chalmers Medal in 1939, Harvard University's Flattery Medal in 1945, and the American Public Health Association's Lasker Award in 1949.
Arnold Theiler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (267 words)
In 1891 Theiler travelled to South Africa and at first found employment as a farm worker on Irene Estates near Pretoria, but later that year started practising as a vet.
His success at producing a vaccine to combat an outbreak of smallpox among the miners of the Witwatersrand, brought him an appointment as state veterinarian for the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, in which capacity he served during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902.
Theiler was the first Director of the Onderstepoort Veterinary Research Institute outside Pretoria.
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