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Ernest W. Goodpasture
(17 Oct 1886 - 20 Sep 1960)

American pathologist and physician who is best known for his method of growing uncontaminated viruses in chick embryos.


Science Quotes by Ernest W. Goodpasture (1 quote)

Let each social order … give the scientist a free hand and provide him with the environment and tools he needs; make him accessible to students, for he is essentially a teacher, make the university his home, and otherwise, for humanity’s sake, leave him alone.
— Ernest W. Goodpasture
Address upon receiving the Passano award in Baltimore, MD. In 'Medicine: The Egg & He', Time (27 May 1946). The author of the article described (not as direct quote) that Goodpasture deplored the fact that researchers are too often hamstrung by special “projects,” and not permitted to follow their own keen noses. Goodpasture acknowledged that exploratory research does entail relatively great financial risk, but these risks must be met if medicine is to serve humanity and not a social order. The author wrote that the ceremony was “last week”.
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E.W. Goodpasture showed that the virus of fowl pox could be grown in the tissues of the developing chick embryo. Nearly all the later practical advances in the control of virus diseases in man and animals sprang from this single discovery.
In 'Filterable Viruses', Encyclopaedia Britannica (1954), Vol. 9, 237. As quoted and cited by Esmond R. Long, 'Ernest William Goodpasture', National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoirs (1965), 122.
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  • 17 Oct - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Goodpasture's birth.
  • Ernest William Goodpasture: Scientist, Scholar, Gentleman, by Robert D. Collins. - book suggestion.

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