Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2012; 14(1):74-77
In 2011, it was 110 years since the first Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine was awarded to the E. Bering «for his work on serum therapy, mainly for its use in the treatment of diphtheria, which opened up new directions in medical science and given into the hands of doctors victorious arms against illness and death». The vaccine, created by Bering, was able to provide stable active immunity against this disease. As well, later on the basis of Bering’s research infection control measures for patients with diphtheria were developed.