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Google honors Rudolf Weigl, who invented epidemic typhus vaccine

Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Google is celebrating doctor and immunologist Rudolf Weigl, who created the first effective vaccine against epidemic typhus. Google's homepage features artwork of Weigl in his laboratory studying body lice in order to develop the vaccine. Epidemic typhus is one of the oldest and most infectious diseases.
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Google Doodle honors Rudolf Weigl, typhus vaccine inventor

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 138th birthday of Polish biologist and inventor of the epidemic typhus vaccine, Rudolf Weigl. Rudolf Weigl was born in Austria-Hungary on September 2, 1883 — making today his 138th birthday. Early on in life, Weigl lost his father to a bicycle accident, while his mother remarried and the family moved to Lviv, a city which at the time was part of Poland. In 1907, he graduated from the Lwów University with a degree in biology, and Weigl also later achieved doctorates in comparative anatomy, histology, and zoology.
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On September 2, a Google Doodle honoured Polish inventor, doctor, and immunologist Rudolf Weigl’s 138th birthday with an animated graphic. Rudolf Weigl is credited for developing the first successful vaccination for epidemic typhus, one of the world’s oldest and most contagious diseases. Rudolf Weigl is pictured carrying a test tube...
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Google Doodle honors Rudolf Weigl, vaccine inventor who saved Jews from Nazis

Dr. Rudolf Weigl's work on a vaccine for typhus during World War II saved countless lives, but his life-saving skills stretched beyond the reaches of the disease. Weigl was a Polish biologist, physician and inventor best known for creating the first effective vaccine against typhus, a disease that spreads through body lice and has been responsible for millions of deaths throughout history. Along the way, he also provided shelter for Jews at risk of execution during the Holocaust.
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Who is Rudolf Weigl, star of the new Google doodle?

Google's latest Doodle celebrates the 138th birthday of a Polish scientist who defied the Nazis during World War II, and whose study of a common parasite helped fight a deadly bacteria tearing across Europe.Rudolf Weigl was a Polish inventor who lived around the turn of the last century. He was born in Austria-Hungary – the Czech Republic today – and studied biological sciences while he was in college. World War I broke out during his college years, and he was appointed parasitologist to the Polish Army. During his work in that capacity he was exposed to the millions who had...
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