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Pierre Paul Émile Roux

17 de December

Pierre Paul Émile Roux was born on December 17th, 1853. A French physician, bacteriologist, and immunologist, Roux was one of the closest collaborators of Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), co-founder of the Pasteur Institute and responsible for the production of anti-diphtheria serum, the first effective therapy for this disease. In 1903, Metchnikoff and Roux discovered that syphilis was transmissible to monkeys, thereby bringing down the old theory that the disease was exclusively human and inaccessible for experiments.


17 de December
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