Emil von Behring & Gaston Ramon

Behring: 1854-1917 (63 years old)
Ramon: 1886-1963 (76 years old)

Behring: Germany
Ramon: France

Year of great discovery/work
Early 1900s

Behring is responsible for the development of the first effective diphtheria antitoxin in the early 20th century. For this work he received the first Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology in 1901. Ramon, a French veterinarian, developed methods for inactivating diphtheria and tetanus toxins.

Did you know?
Von Behring often ate steak for breakfast. Ramon was married to the great niece of one of Louis Pasteur’s students.