ContributionDeveloped, with Ehrlich's help, a practical and effective antitoxin for diphtheria.
NotesSince his pioneering work with Kitasato (see 1890), Behring had continued to develop antitoxin as a treatment for diphtheria. It was also widely used for prevention of the disease. Success was largely owing to the standardization techniques developed by Ehrlich. The collaboration and subsequent quarrel between the two men has become well known. About the same time, Roux, in France, built on Behring's basic discovery to develop an effective antitoxin; see Roux 1892, 1894. According to Brock, Roux disclaimed credit for the discovery of antitoxin therapy.
Pathogen ClassBacteria

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