Paul Ehrlich facts for kids
|Born||14 March 1854
Strehlen, Upper Silesia, Germany
|Died||20 August 1915
Bad Homburg, Germany
Königliches Institut für experimentelle Therapie
|Alma mater||Universities of Breslau, Strassburg, Leipzig|
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1908)|
He invented a staining system for bacteria (before Gram staining). He did a complete survey of all the cell staining techniques then known. He showed how to tell the difference between different kinds of white blood cells, and discovered mast cells. He discovered that methylene blue, which stains bacteria and cell nuclei, could put the malarial parasite, Plasmodium, into recession (the fever drops).
He also made a decisive contribution to an antiserum against diphtheria, and developed a method for standardizing therapeutic serums. His co-worker got a sole Nobel Prize for the joint work on diphtheria.
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