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Frederick Chapman Robbins

Frederick Chapman Robbins (August 25, 1916August 4, 2003) was an American pediatrician and virologist.

He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1954 along with John Franklin Enders and Thomas Huckle Weller. The award was for his breakthrough work in isolation and growth of the polio virus, paving the way for vaccines developed by Jonas Salk, Florence R. Sabin, etc. He attended school at the University of Missouri and Harvard University.


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  • (1988). "The Abraham Flexner Award for distinguished service to medical education. Frederick C. Robbins, M.D". Journal of medical education 63 (2): 121–2.
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  • Marshall, E (1980). "Institute of Medicine names Robbins president". Science 207 (4436): 1184–5.
  • Sulek, K (1968). "[Nobel prizes for John F. Enders, Frederick Ch, Robbins and Thomas H. Weller in 1954 for discovery of the possibility of growing poliomyelitis virus on various tissue media]". Wiad. Lek. 21 (24): 2301–3.

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