Ernest William Goodpasture
American pathologist and physicianDied when: 73 years 339 days (887 months)
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Ernest William Goodpasture (October 17, 1886 – September 20, 1960) was an American pathologist and physician.Goodpasture advanced the scientific understanding of the pathogenesis of infectious diseases, parasitism, and a variety of rickettsial and viral infections.
Together with colleagues at Vanderbilt University, he invented methods for growing viruses and rickettsiae in chicken embryos and fertilized chicken eggs.
This enabled the development of vaccines against influenza, chicken pox, smallpox, yellow fever, typhus, Rocky mountain spotted fever, and other diseases.
He also described Goodpasture syndrome.