Müller, Paul Hermann


1899–1965Swisschemist whose demonstration that 4,4′‐dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) was an effective residual insecticide revolutionized strategies aimed at the control of insect‐borne diseases.

Keywords: DDT; malaria

Further Reading

Gillispie CC (ed.) (1970–1980) Dictionary of Scientific Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Fox DM, Meldrum M and Rezak I (eds) (1990) Nobel Laureates in Medicine or Physiology. New York: Garland.

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Bynum, WF(Apr 2002) Müller, Paul Hermann. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002423]