Enders, John Franklin


1897–1985 American microbiologist known for his work in cultivating viruses in tissue culture, notably the poliovirus, which led directly to the development of vaccines for poliomyelitis as well other diseases such as mumps, measles and rubella.

Keywords: tissue culture; poliovirus

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Sankaran, Neeraja(Apr 2001) Enders, John Franklin. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002779]