Arch Iran Med. 2017;20(8): 0-0.
PMID: 28846021
Scopus ID: 85028616468
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History of Medicine in Iran

Remembering Marcel Baltazard, Great Researcher and the French President of Pasteur Institute of Iran

Marjan Keypour, Manijeh Yousefi Behzadi, Ehsan Mostafavi *


Dr. Marcel Baltazard (1908–1971), French scientist and former director of Pasteur Institute of Iran, is known in the international arena due to his research on the control of infectious diseases such as plague, rabies, relapsing fever, leprosy, smallpox and tuberculosis. Dr. Baltazard also played a significant role in the launch of vaccination against tuberculosis, cholera and smallpox. Dr. Baltazard’s spent the first 13 years of academic life at Pasteur Institute of Casablanca, Morocco, and then 20 years at Pasteur Institute of Iran and over the last five years at Pasteur Institute of Paris. 

In this paper, the activities of this important and influential researcher in the field of health and medicine are addressed.
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