Julius Wagner-Jauregg


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Wagner-Jauregg, Julius

(yo͞o`lyo͝os väg`nər-you`rĕk), 1857–1940, Austrian neurologist and pioneer in fever therapy. He was professor at the Univ. of Vienna from 1893 to 1928. He introduced the treatment of paresis by inoculation with the organisms causing malaria, attributing the success of the procedure to the induced malarial fever. For this work he received the 1927 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
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Austrian scientist Dr Julius Wagner-Jauregg won the Nobel Prize in 1927 for using malaria to treat nine patients with the STI.
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Four Nobel prizes have been awarded for work associated with malaria: to Sin Ronald Ross ill 1909 for discovering the parasite; to Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran in 1907 for finding that it's a protozoa; to Julius Wagner-Jauregg in 1927 for treating people who had become paralyzed front syphillis with malaria; and to Paul Hermann Muller in 1948 for using insecticides to control mosquito-borne diseases.