Weller, Thomas Huckle

Stephen E Mawdsley

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Abstract

Dr. Thomas H. Weller, MD, was an American virologist and paediatrician who was jointly awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Dr. John F. Enders and Dr. Frederick C. Robbins for discovering a method to culture poliovirus in various tissues. The method transformed the field of virology and led to the discovery of many vaccines.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationeLS
Place of PublicationChichester
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2015

Keywords

  • parasitology
  • virology
  • tropical medicine
  • tissue culture
  • rubella
  • Robbins
  • poliomyelitis

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    Mawdsley, S. E. (2015). Weller, Thomas Huckle. In eLS Chichester. https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470015902.a0002948