Arch Iran Med. 2018;21(9):428-433.
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History of Medicine in Iran

In Memory of Dr. Mahmoud Bahmanyar, an International Researcher of the Pasteur Institute of Iran

Sepideh Mahdavi 1, Mostafa Enayatrad 2, Alzira MP de Almeida 3, Ehsan Mostafavi 4 *

1 Clinical Research Development Unit, Imam Hossein Hospital, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran
2 Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran
3 Department of Microbiology, Institute Aggeu Magalhaes-Fiocruz PE, Recife, PE, Brazil
4 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging infectious diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

In Iran and also throughout the world, Dr. Mahmoud Bahmanyar (1919-2007) is acknowledged as a well-known researcher mainly in the field of rabies and plague. As an expert of plague for the World Health Organization (WHO), he accomplished many missions in several countries such as India, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, Yemen, and Brazil. His research on rabies has played an important role leading to the successful combined use of immune-serum and anti-rabies vaccine for prevention of human rabies worldwide. He also conducted many studies in the field of typhus, relapsing fever, and polio. The present article aimed to review his activities.
Keywords: History, Iran, Pasteur, Plague, Rabies
Cite this article as: Mahdavi S, Enayatrad M, de Almeida AM, Mostafavi E. In memory of Dr. Mahmoud Bahmanyar, an international researcher of the Pasteur Institute of Iran. Arch Iran Med. 2018;21(9):428–423.
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Submitted: 07 May 2018
Accepted: 30 Jun 2018
First published online: 01 Sep 2018
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