Ernest William Goodpasture, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Ernest William Goodpasture

American pathologist and physician

Date of Birth: 17-Oct-1886

Place of Birth: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States

Date of Death: 20-Sep-1960

Profession: military officer, university teacher, pathologist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Ernest William Goodpasture

  • Ernest William Goodpasture (October 17, 1886 – September 20, 1960) was an American pathologist and physician.
  • Goodpasture advanced the scientific understanding of the pathogenesis of infectious diseases, parasitism, and a variety of rickettsial and viral infections.
  • Together with colleagues at Vanderbilt University, he invented methods for growing viruses and rickettsiae in chicken embryos and fertilized chicken eggs.
  • This enabled the development of vaccines against influenza, chicken pox, smallpox, yellow fever, typhus, Rocky mountain spotted fever, and other diseases.
  • He also described Goodpasture syndrome.

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