René Jules Dubos

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Dubos, René Jules


Born Feb. 20, 1901, in St. Brice, France. American microbiologist. Member of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.

Dubos studied at the College Chaptal from 1915 to 1919 and at the National Agricultural Institute in Paris from 1919 to 1921. He has lived in the USA since 1924. In 1927 he became a professor of pathology in one of the medical departments at Rockefeller University in New York. At the same time, he was a professor at Harvard University from 1942 to 1944. In 1946 he became editor of the Journal of Experimental Medicine. His principal work has been in antibiotics, acquired immunity to tuberculosis, bacterial flora of the intestines, and new forms of chemotherapy.


Biochemical Determinants of Microbial Diseases. Cambridge (Mass.), 1954.
The Unseen World. New York-London, 1962.
Bacterial and Mycotic Infections of Man, 4th ed. London-Philadelphia, 1965.
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