Letter from W. Walcher, Philipps University to Michael Heidelberger
In this letter, the president of the Philipps University in Marburg, Germany, inquired whether Heidelberger would accept the
Emil von Behring Prize, awarded by the university to recognize pathbreaking work in immunology. Von Behring, the discoverer
of a serum used to induce immunity against diphtheria, had been awarded the first Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine,
in 1901, for his discoveries in immuno- and serum therapy. The von Behring prize was to be awarded to Heidelberger during
commemorations of the 100th birthdays of von Behring and Paul Ehrlich, also one of the founders of immunology.
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1953-10-13 (October 13, 1953)
Reproduced with permission of Philipps University.
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Awards and Prizes
Antigens and Antibodies: Heidelberger and The Rise of Quantitative Immunochemistry, 1928-1954
Letter from Michael Heidelberger to W. Walcher, Philipps University (November 2, 1953)