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  1. Max,1899–1972, South African medical scientist, in the U.S. after 1922: Nobel Prize in medicine 1951.
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Historical Examples of theiler

  • Theiler has determined that it is transmitted by an Ixodid tick, Margaropus decoloratus.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley

  • The cockroach as an experimental vector of the virus of spontaneous mouse encephalomyelitis (Theiler).

British Dictionary definitions for theiler


  1. Max. 1899–1972, US virologist, born in South Africa, who developed a vaccine against yellow fever. Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1951
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theiler in Medicine


(tīlər)Max 1899-1972
  1. South African-born American microbiologist. He won a 1951 Nobel Prize for developing a vaccine for yellow fever.
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