Cantacuzino Vaccine and “The Great Romanian Experience”


Cantacuzino vaccine. On November 25, 1863, the scientist Dr. Ion Cantacuzino was born, a member of the Romanian Academy, founder of the Romanian school of immunology and experimental pathology.
Ioan Cantacuzino,

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academician, doctor, microbiologist, Romanian university professor, founder of the Romanian school of immunology and experimental pathology, he carried out a rich research activity on cholera vibron and cholera vaccination.

“Cantacuzino Method”

Based on research conducted in this direction, the doctor has developed a method of cholera vaccination, called “Cantacuzino Method”, used today in countries where cases of cholera are still reported. Involved in the study of cholera, typhoid fever and tuberculosis, he makes remarkable contributions. He created the notion of immunity

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by contact.

In the 1913 campaign he led the first massive cholera vaccination in infectious outbreaks, known in science as the “Great Romanian Experience”, which saved many thousands of lives, and initiated measures to combat the cholera epidemic.

In the First World War, as head of the military and civilian health services, he took measures to combat the great epidemic of typhoid fever. He creates a series of works such as: the discovery of cellular and humoral immunity, the sensitivity and lack of immunity of the body against scarlet fever, world-renowned studies on

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cholera and vaccine therapy. He introduced Calmette’s vaccine, and in 1912 created the anti-typhoid vaccine.

He died on January 14, 1934.

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