Sven Gard

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Life
1905 – 1998 (92 years old)

Country
Sweden

Year of great discovery/work
1954

A Swedish virologist who also produced important work on polio, Gard provided scientists at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia with human cells that were ultimately used in the development of vaccines for rabies, rubella, chickenpox, shingles and hepatitis A.

Did you know?
Gard was on the Nobel committee helping choose who would win the Nobel Prize.