HE WAS HAILED AS A SCIENTIFIC HERO IN MEDICAL CONGRESSES THROUGHOUT EUROPE FOR HIS DEVELOPMENT AND DEMONSTRATION OF USE OF HIS DIPHTHERIA ANTI-TOXIN SERUM
PIERRE PAUL EMILE ROUX (1853-1933) SIGNED CARD, “Avec Les Compliments/Dr. Roux./4 Dec 1908, Paris”, on a card 4 x 3, by the French physician, bacteriologist, and immunologist who was one of the closest collaborators with Louis Pasteur and co-founder of the Pasteur Institute, and responsible for the institutes production of the anti-diphtheria serum, the first effective therapy for the disease. He is regarded as the founder of immunology. In 1888 he established the first regular course on microbiological technique, which would become extremely influential in the training of many important French and foreign researchers and physicians in infectious diseases. He also dedicated himself to many investigations on the microbiology of and practical immunology of tetanus, tuberculosis, syphilis, and pneumonia. The card is in excellent condition, with minor age toning.