Theiler, Max


1899–1972South African born research physician whose work culminated in the development of the yellow fever 17D vaccine, still the preferred method of immunization today.

Keywords: yellow fever; 17D vaccine; live viral vaccines; immune serum

Figure 1.

Max Theiler (1899–1972).


Further Reading

Theiler M and Downs WG (1973) The Arthropod‐borne Viruses of Vertebrates: An Account of the Rockefeller Foundation Virus Program 1951–1970. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.

Sourkes TL (1967) Nobel Prize Winners in Medicine and Physiology 1901–1965. London/New York/Toronto: Abelard‐Schuman.

Gutsche T (1979) There was a Man. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. [This is an extensive biography of Theiler's father, which also throws light on details of the early life, education, and careers of Max Theiler and his three siblings.]

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Wilkinson, Lise(May 2001) Theiler, Max. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002389]