Letter from Michael Heidelberger to W. Walcher, Philipps University
With this letter, Heidelberger accepted the Emil von Behring Prize from Philipps University in Marburg, Germany. Von Behring,
the discoverer of a serum used to induce immunity against diphtheria, had been awarded the first Nobel Prize in Physiology
or Medicine, in 1901, for his work in immuno- and serum therapy. Heidelberger, the descendant of German Jewish immigrants,
was fluent in both German and French.
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1953-11-02 (November 2, 1953)
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Awards and Prizes
Antigens and Antibodies: Heidelberger and The Rise of Quantitative Immunochemistry, 1928-1954
Letter from W. Walcher, Philipps University to Michael Heidelberger (October 13, 1953)