On this Day: March 15, 1854 | Birthday of Emil von Behring

15 March 1854: Birthday of Emil von Behring, German physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1917) (Source)

Emil von Behring (Source)

Emil von Behring (German pronunciation: [ˈeːmiːl fɔn ˈbeːʁɪŋ] (audio speaker iconlisten); Emil Adolf von Behring), born Emil Adolf Behring (15 March 1854 – 31 March 1917), was a German physiologist who received the 1901 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the first one awarded in that field, for his discovery of a diphtheria antitoxin. He was widely known as a “saviour of children,” as diphtheria used to be a major cause of child death.[1] His work with the disease, as well as tetanus, has come to bring him most of his fame and acknowledgment.[2] He was honored with Prussian nobility in 1901, henceforth being known by the surname “von Behring.” (Source)

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I am Volker Schunck and live in Dresden, Germany. First I was an industrial clerk, then I studied theology. Through my engagement with Zen, I became aware of the Christian mysticism. Meanwhile, I go my own way. For me, faith is not a world-view but a being. It is important to me, not to live lost in thought but aware and intensely. For me, this also includes careful handling of other people. The NVC (Nonviolent Communication), which I learned during my training as a mediator, helps me with this.

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