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Rev Infect Dis. 1981 Nov-Dec;3(6):1251-4.

Who introduced typhoid vaccination: Almroth Write or Richard Pfeiffer?

Abstract

The British pathologist Almroth Wright generally is credited with the initiation of typhoid vaccination in 1896. His claims of priority were challenged as early as 1907 in favor of Richard Pfeiffer, a German bacteriologist and a student of Robert Koch. A review of the original literature of the 1890s and the early 1900s revealed that several groups were working on typhoid vaccine at the same time and that the credit for the initiation of typhoid vaccine studies should be shared by these two great researchers.

PMID:
7043706
DOI:
10.1093/clinids/3.6.1251
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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