What scientist was born on today's date?

March 15
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Emil Adolph von Behring (Medicine, Bacteriology)
Birthday: 1854, Hansdorf, West Prussia, Germany
Emile von Behring was awarded a 1901 Nobel Prize for his work on serum therapy, especially its application against diphtheria. He discovered antitoxins and the successful treatment of diphtheria with a mixture of toxin and antitoxin. This was a forerunner of the modern method for preventing rather than curing the disease.


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