- Simon Flexner, MD
At the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York, Simon Flexner (1863-1946), MD, showed that "germicidal substances" were present in the blood of monkeys that had survived polio (these substances were later known as antibodies). His research also led him to conclude, falsely, to the idea that poliovirus entered the body through the nose. Flexner was key in developing serum treatment for meningitis.
- The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
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- The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Presented by Dr. William Pepper, Dean, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, 1944.