Nobel Prize laureate Elie Metchnikoff, the first modern scientist to claim that human beings have innate curative powers, was once named one of the ten greatest men in the world. Yet today this Russian-Jewish zoologist is little known, despite his lasting influence in many areas of science. He spurred the study of aging with his controversial theory that people could live 150 years. He introduced the Western world to yogurt, making a revolutionary impact on the diets of future generations worldwide. And his daring theory of immunity earned him the 1908 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, shared with his arch-rival, also a Jew. Metchnikoff attributed his own love of science to his Jewish roots. “Immunity” revives the fascinating story of this towering figure of the early 20th century.
- From the Publisher
May 3, 2016
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