Rolla Dyer and Salvador Luria, 1960s

Rolla Dyer and Salvador Luria, 1960s

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Caption: Rolla Dyer and Salvador Luria, 1960s. US physician and public health official Rolla Eugene Dyer (left, 1886-1971) and Italian-US microbiologist, biochemist and Nobel laureate Salvador Edward Luria (1912-1991). Dyer was an infectious diseases specialist who joined the US Public Health Service in 1916 and served as director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 1942 to 1950. Luria shared the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Delbruck and Hershey. The award was for Luria's discoveries in viral genetics, especially his work on bacteriophage viruses and bacterial resistance to these viruses. Photographed circa 1963.

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