An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to Circa 2020 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15478 entries, 13333 authors and 1903 subjects. Updated: December 6, 2021

WELLER, Thomas Huckle

4 entries
  • 4671.1

Cultivation of the Lansing strain of poliomyelitis virus in cultures of various human embryonic tissues.

Science, 109, 85-87, 1949.

 Enders, Weller, and Robbins grew the poliomyelitis virus in cultures of different tissues. Their method proved of great value in virus research, and removed the final obstacles to vaccine production. They received the Nobel Prize in 1954.



Subjects: IMMUNOLOGY › Immunization, IMMUNOLOGY › Vaccines, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Neuroinfectious Diseases › Poliomyelitis (Infantile Paralysis), NEUROLOGY › Inflammatory Conditions › Poliomyelitis, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Picornaviridae › Poliovirus
  • 11103

Studies on the cultivation of poliomyelitis viruses in tissue culture.

J. Immunol., 69, 645-671, 1952.

Order of authorship in the original publication: Weller, Enders, Robbins. In this paper the authors describe their improved method for culturing poliomyelitis viruses in "normal kidney tissue." 

Followed by Robbins, Weller, Enders, "Studies on the cultivation of poliomyelitis viruses in tissue culture II. The propagation of the poliomyelitis viruses in roller-tube cultures of various human tissues", J. Immunol., 69, 1952, 673-691. 

Publication of these techniques was instrumental in allowing Jonas Salk to develop the first polio vaccine.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for these references and their interpretation.)



Subjects: IMMUNOLOGY › Immunization, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Neuroinfectious Diseases › Poliomyelitis (Infantile Paralysis), NEUROLOGY › Inflammatory Conditions › Poliomyelitis, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Picornaviridae › Poliovirus
  • 5440.1

Serial propagation in vitro of agents producing inclusion bodies derived from varicella and herpes zoster.

Proc. Soc. exp. Biol. (N. Y. J.), 83, 340-46, 1953.

Isolation of the varicella-herpes virus.



Subjects: DERMATOLOGY › Specific Dermatoses › Herpes Zoster (Shingles), INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Chickenpox, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Herpes › Herpes Zoster (Shingles), VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Herpesviridae › Varicella zoster virus
  • 5509.1

Propagation in tissue culture of cytopathic agents from patients with rubella-like illness.

Proc. Soc. exp. Biol. (N.Y), 111, 215-25, 1962.

Isolation of rubella virus. It was simultaneously isolated by P. D. Parkman, et al. (No. 5509.2.)



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Rubella & Allied Conditions, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Matonaviridae, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Matonaviridae › Rubella Virus