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John Franklin Enders

Enders, John Franklin, 1897–1985, American bacteriologist, b. West Hartford, Conn., grad. Yale, 1920, Ph.D. Harvard, 1930. He began teaching at Harvard in 1929, became associate professor in 1942, and joined the research staff of Children's Hospital, Boston. The 1954 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to Enders, T. H. Weller, and F. C. Robbins for their success in growing polio viruses in cultures of various tissues.

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