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July 15, 1922


JAMA. 1922;79(3):229-230. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640030055023

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Death of Edmund Weil  Prof. Edmund Weil of the German medical faculty in Prague died, June 15, of typhus fever. Science loses in him one of the best students of the problems of immunity. He has become known through his researches on the rôle of white blood cells in the mechanism of immunity, in which he followed the lines indicated by his teacher, Prof. Oskar Bail. He devoted most of his life to the study of typhus fever, and was one of the discoverers of the Weil-Felix reaction, which has become an invaluable means of diagnosis in the fight against typhus fever. During the World War, he was engaged in these studies, and he continued them after the armistice. Having succeeded in cultivating the virus, he began studying in detail the lice and the processes which the virus undergoes in their bodies. He was just about to make the final

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