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Jules  Bordet  (1870-1961)


Belgian Bacteriologist and Nobel Laureate





He was awarded the 1919 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for his discovery of a  bactericidal factor in mammalian  blood  serum,  now  known  as  complement,  and  for  determining  that  complements  binds  with  antigen-antibody  complexes (so  called  complement  fixation)  to  produce  antibody-caused  immunity.

This type of reaction became the basis for several diagnostic tests, such as the  Wassermann  test  for  syphilis.

Jules Bordet together with his colleague Dr Gengou discovered the bacillus that causes  Whooping Cough and developed a vaccine against the disease.


Bro.  Jules  was  Initiated  in  Les  Amis  Philanthropes  Lodge  No.2  Brussels

on  November  10th  1908.


Stamps  Issued:-  Belgium  1971  S.G.2242