Here the physiologist Jacques Loeb (1859-1924) congratulated Heidelberger in his and Avery's discovery that type-specific
antigens of pneumococcus bacteria are polysaccharides. Loeb predicted that Avery's and Heidelberger's achievement
"may turn immunology into a new and most fertile direction."
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The Making of an Immunologist: Heidelberger's Years at the Rockefeller Institute, 1912-1927