Frederick Chapman Robbins

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Frederick Chapman Robbins
Frederick Chapman Robbins
Frederick Chapman Robbins
Born August 25 1916(1916-08-25)
Died August 4 2003 (aged 86)
Nationality American
Fields Pediatrics
Virology
Notable awards Nobel prize medal.svgNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1954)

Frederick Chapman Robbins (August 25, 1916August 4, 2003) was an American pediatrician and virologist.

He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1954 along with John Franklin Enders and Thomas Huckle Weller. The award was for his breakthrough work in isolation and growth of the polio virus, paving the way for vaccines developed by Jonas Salk, Florence R. Sabin, etc. He attended school at the University of Missouri and Harvard University

References

  • Zetterström, Rolf (2006). "J.F. Enders (1897-1985), T.H. Weller (1915-) and F.C. Robbins (1916-2003): a simplified method for the multiplication of poliomyelitis virus. Dreams of eradicating a terrifying disease". Acta Paediatr. 95 (9): 1026–8. PMID 16938745. doi:10.1080/08035250600900073. 
  • "The Abraham Flexner Award for distinguished service to medical education. Frederick C. Robbins, M.D". Journal of medical education. 63 (2): 121–2. 1988. PMID 3276892. 
  • Bendiner, E (1982). "Enders, Weller, and Robbins: the trio that 'fished in troubled waters'". Hosp. Pract. (Off. Ed.). 17 (1): 163, 169, 174–5 passim. PMID 6295913. 
  • Marshall, E (1980). "Institute of Medicine names Robbins president". Science. 207 (4436): 1184–5. PMID 6986655. 
  • Sulek, K (1968). "[Nobel prizes for John F. Enders, Frederick Ch, Robbins and Thomas H. Weller in 1954 for discovery of the possibility of growing poliomyelitis virus on various tissue media]". Wiad. Lek. 21 (24): 2301–3. PMID 4303387. 

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Persondata
NAME Robbins, Frederick Chapman
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION American doctor
DATE OF BIRTH August 25, 1916
PLACE OF BIRTH
DATE OF DEATH August 4, 2003
PLACE OF DEATH

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