An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15970 entries, 13964 authors and 1940 subjects. Updated: June 13, 2024

BEHRING, Emil Adolf von

4 entries
  • 2544
  • 5060
  • 5150

Ueber das Zustandekommen der Diphtherie-Immunität und der Tetanus-Immunität bei Thieren.

Dtsch. med. Wschr., 16, 1113-14, 1890.

Antitoxins and their immunizing powers were discovered when Behring and Kitasato published their paper dealing with immunity to tetanus and diphtheria. This work laid the foundation of all future treatment with antitoxins, and was the basis of serotherapy. The paper was reprinted in the same journal, 1940, 66, 1348-49. Part 2, which deals with diphtheria, is by Behring alone. English translation in Bibel, Milestones in immunology (1988).
In 1901 Behring was the first recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine "for his work on serum therapy, especially its application against diphtheria, by which he has opened a new road in the domain of medical science and thereby placed in the hands of the physician a victorious weapon against illness and deaths."


Subjects: IMMUNOLOGY › Immunization, IMMUNOLOGY › Toxin-Antitoxin, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Diphtheria, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Tetanus, NOBEL PRIZES › Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 2545

Gesammelte Abhandlungen zur ätiologischen Therapie von ansteckenden Krankheiten. 2 vols.

Leipzig: G. Thieme, 18931915.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.

Subjects: Collected Works: Opera Omnia, IMMUNOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY › Immunization
  • 5062

Die Behandlung der Diphtherie mit Diphtherieheilserum.

Dtsch. med. Wschr., 19, 543-47; 20, 645-46, 1893, 1894.

In 1890 Behring and Kitasato discovered the diphtheria and tetanus antitoxins (see No. 5060). The above papers deal more fully with the use of the diphtheria antitoxin.

Subjects: IMMUNOLOGY › Immunization, IMMUNOLOGY › Toxin-Antitoxin, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Diphtheria
  • 5067

Ueber ein neues Diphtherieschutzmittel.

Dtsch. med. Wschr., 39, 873-76; 40, 1139, 1913, 1914.

Toxin–antitoxin for immunization against diphtheria.

Subjects: IMMUNOLOGY › Immunization, IMMUNOLOGY › Toxin-Antitoxin, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Diphtheria