Max Theiler

South African-American virologist and doctor

Max Theiler (January 30, 1899August 11, 1972)[1] was an South African-American virologist. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1951 for developing a vaccine against yellow fever. He was born on January 30, 1899 in Pretoria, South African Republic and died on August 11, 1972 in New Haven, Connecticut.

Max Theiler
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Born(1899-01-30)January 30, 1899
DiedAugust 11, 1972(1972-08-11) (aged 73)
Known forNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1951


  1. "Max Theiler - Autobiography". 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 25 February 2011. Check date values in: |year= (help)