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Encyclopedia > Thomas Huckle Weller

Dr. Thomas Huckle Weller (born June 15, 1915) was an American virologist. He, John Franklin Enders and Frederick Chapman Robbins were awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1954 for showing how to cultivate poliomyelitis viruses in the test tube. June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Virology is the study of viruses and their properties. ... John Franklin Enders (February 10, 1887 – 1985) was an American medical scientist. ... Frederick Chapman Robbins (1916-2003) was a Nobel laureate in Medicine and Physiology in 1956 along with Enders and Weller. ... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physiology or Medicine from 1901 to the present day. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Poliomyelitis (polio), or infantile paralysis, is a viral paralytic disease. ...


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  • Ligon BL. 2002. Thomas Huckle Weller MD: Nobel Laureate and research pioneer in poliomyelitis, varicella-zoster virus, cytomegalovirus, rubella, and other infectious diseases. Seminars in Pediatric Infectious Diseases 13:55-63 PMID 12118846

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Thomas Huckle Weller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (137 words)
Thomas Huckle Weller (born June 15, 1915) was an American virologist.
He, John Franklin Enders and Frederick Chapman Robbins were awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1954 for showing how to cultivate poliomyelitis viruses in the test tube.
Thomas Huckle Weller MD: Nobel Laureate and research pioneer in poliomyelitis, varicella-zoster virus, cytomegalovirus, rubella, and other infectious diseases.
Weller, Thomas Huckle - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Weller, Thomas Huckle (208 words)
In developing new ways of growing and studying the poliomyelitis virus in culture, Weller laid the groundwork for the later development of a vaccine.
Weller went on to study the role of a single virus in chickenpox and shingles and to show that a single micro-organism was involved in German measles.
Weller was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and graduated from the University of Michigan in zoology in 1936.
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