Ilya Ilich Metchnikoff (1845–1915) and Paul Ehrlich (1854–1915): the Centennial of the 1908 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

  title={Ilya Ilich Metchnikoff (1845–1915) and Paul Ehrlich (1854–1915): the Centennial of the 1908 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine},
  author={Frank C. Schmalstieg and Armond S. Goldman},
  journal={Journal of Medical Biography},
  pages={104 - 96}
Ilya Metchnikoff and Paul Ehrlich shared the 1908 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine – Metchnikoff for discovering the major types and functions of phagocytes and Ehrlich for discovering the types of blood leukocytes, helping to uncover how to generate and use antibodies to protect against bacterial toxins, and formulating the receptor concept of antibodies binding to antigens. In 1908 phagocytic and humoral defences were thought to be unrelated but it was realized much later that they… 

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