Charles Nicolle Net Worth

Charles Nicolle was born on September 21, 1866 in Rouen, French, is Bacteriologist. Charles Jules Henry Nicolle was French bacteriologist who won the 1928 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on typhus. Born in Rouen, France, he studied medicine as his father wanted him to be a doctor. But soon after receiving his medical degree he was drawn to bacteriological research and within three years became head of the bacteriology laboratory at the Medical School of Rouen. Subsequently, he shifted to Tunisia to become Director of Pasteur Institute at Tunis. He turned the institute into a distinguished hub for bacteriological research and personally took up extensive research on different types of microbes. Among them, his research on epidemic typhus was most significant. He established that the vector of this disease, which killed thousands of people every winter, was none other than body louse and one can stay protected simply by getting rid of lice. After this de-lousing camps were regularly organized in Tunis. During the World War I, delousing stations were also established on Western Front, which helped to save thousands of lives. In addition, he had also worked on Malta fever, tick fever, cancer, scarlet fever, rinderpest, measles, influenza, tuberculosis, trachoma and had also discovered a new parasitic organism called Toxoplasma gondii.
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Who is it? Bacteriologist
Birth Day September 21, 1866
Birth Place Rouen, French
Died On 28 February 1936 (1936-02-29) (aged 69)\nTunis, French Tunisia
Birth Sign Libra
Alma mater University of Paris
Known for Epidemic typhus
Awards Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1928)
Fields Bacteriology
Institutions Pasteur Institute of Tunis

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He learned about biology early from his father Eugène Nicolle, a Doctor at a Rouen hospital. He was educated at the Lycée Pierre Corneille in Rouen. He received his M.D. in 1893 from the Pasteur Institute. At this point he returned to Rouen, as a member of the Medical Faculty until 1896 and then as Director of the Bacteriological Laboratory.


He married Alice Avice in 1895, and had two children, Marcelle (b. 1896) and Pierre (b. 1898).


In 1903 Nicolle became Director of the Pasteur Institute in Tunis, where he did his Nobel Prize-winning work on typhus, bringing Hélène Sparrow with him as laboratory chief. He was still Director of the Institute when he died in 1936. He was a key researcher in discovering a deadly organism, Toxoplasma.


In June 1909 Nicolle tested his theory by infecting a chimpanzee with typhus, retrieving the lice from it, and placing it on a healthy chimpanzee. Within 10 days the second chimpanzee had typhus as well. After repeating his experiment he was sure of it: lice were the carriers.


He did not succeed in his effort to develop a practical vaccine. The next step would be taken by Rudolf Weigl in 1930.