Felix H., Canadian physician and bacteriologist, 1873-1949. See: d'Herelle phenomenon, Twort-d'Herelle phenomenon.
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D'Herelle discovered the first phage and used it to cure patients of dysentery.
One of the discoverers of these odd viruses was Felix d'Herelle of the Pasteur Institute in Paris.
Felix d'Herelle and the Origins of Molecular Biology, by William C.
Felix d'Herelle is honored as the principle discoverer of bacteriophage, because although F.
Yet d'Herelle himself had scant interest in the field, for he was a life-long Lamarckian, and he clung to his own theory of elementary living "micellae," which would seem hopelessly old-fashioned after proteins were shown to be giant molecules.
Like his hero Pasteur, d'Herelle pursued two goals: to combat disease and to uncover the fundamental nature of life.
D'Herelle also saw that it was better to look for diseases endemic to each species rather than to infect laboratory animals with a human disease not adapted to that animal.
In a sense, the work also brings bacteriophage research full circle, to the era when phage discoverer Felix d'Herelle of the Pasteur Institute in Paris thought he could use these viruses to cure cholera (SN: 6/1/96, p.
When dysentery struck a cavalry squadron resting in Paris in 1915, Felix d'Herelle, a young bacteriologist at the city's Pasteur Institute, noticed something remarkable: The bloody stool samples of a few of the soldiers contained microscopic agents that could destroy the dysentery bacteria.
In a 1917 report on his finding, d'Herelle labeled the unseen killers as bacteriophages, or eaters of bacteria, and concluded that they were viruses that infect bacteria.
But d'Herelle sparked great interest in bacteriophages, or phages, by confidently proclaiming that the viruses could cure dread bacterial diseases sweeping the globe.
Phage therapy is still practiced today, but only by a few physicians in Europe and the former Soviet Union, and then usually as a last resort, notes d'Herelle biographer William C.