Arch Iran Med. 2019;22(11): 675-679.
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History of Medicine in Iran

Louis-Pierre Delpy: A French Scholar and Former Director of the Razi Institute of Iran (1931-1951)

Asadollah Hosseini-Chegeni 1 * ORCID logo, Ehsan Mostafavi 2 *

1 Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran
2 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran


Delpy came to Iran as the third director of the Hesarak Vaccine and Serum Institute (Razi) in 1931 and revolutionized the institute by performing diagnostic and vaccine-producing techniques for 20 years. Dr. Delpy, as a veterinary microbiologist, was employed partly to control the outbreaks of rinderpest, but he did more important and lasting work in controlling other infectious and parasitic diseases, production of serums and vaccines, and developing tick taxonomy in Iran. Delpy was a very modest scientist who died in 1974 in France.
Keywords: Iran, History of medicine, Vaccines
Cite this article as: Hosseini Chegeni A, Mostafavi E. Louis-Pierre Delpy: A French scholar and former director of the Razi Institute of Iran (1931-1951). Arch Iran Med. 2019;22(11):675–679.
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Submitted: 23 Apr 2019
Accepted: 15 Jul 2019
ePublished: 01 Nov 2019
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