Saul Krugman

1911-1995 (84 years old)

United States

Year of great discovery/work
1950s and 1960s

Krugman had numerous achievements including distinguishing hepatitis A from hepatitis B and discovering that heating blood containing hepatitis B would kill the virus while preserving its structure enough to allow for the production of effective antibodies if used as a vaccine.

Did you know?
Krugman was a flight surgeon in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII.