Victor Babe? (Romanian pronunciation: ['viktor 'babe?]; 28 July 1854 in Vienna – 19 October 1926 in Bucharest) was a Romanian physician, bacteriologist, academician and professor.
One of the founders of modern microbiology, Victor Babe? is author of one of the first treatises of bacteriology in the world – Bacteria and their role in pathological anatomy and histology of infectious diseases, written in collaboration with French scientist V.
Cornil in 1885.
In 1888, Babe? underlies the principle of passive immunity, and a few years later enunciates the principle of antibiosis.
He made early and significant contributions to the study of rabies, leprosy, diphtheria, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases.
He also discovered more than 50 unknown germs and foresaw new methods of staining bacteria and fungi.
Victor Babe? introduced rabies vaccination and founded serotherapy in Romania.Babe?-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca and the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Timi?oara bear his name.