Father of Vaccines - John Franklin Enders!!!
John Franklin Enders was a Famous American Biomedical Scientist known for his invents in the vaccine field and was a Nobel Laureate. He is called as "The Father of Modern Vaccines."
Enders was born on February 10th 1897 in West Hartford, Connecticut. His father, John Ostrom Enders, was the CEO of the Hartford National Bank and left him a treasure of $19 million upon his death. He was Educated at Noah Webster School in Hartford, and St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. After attending at Yale University, he started his career at the United States Army Air Corps in 1918 as a flight instructor and a lieutenant.
After retracing from World War I, he finished his graduation from Yale University, where he was a member of Scroll and Key as well as Delta Kappa Epsilon. He chose real estate field in 1922, and tested diverse careers before picking the Biomedical field with a focal point on infectious diseases, attaining a Ph.D. at Harvard in 1930. Later Franklin joined as a faculty at Children's Hospital Boston.
John Franklin Enders died at the age of 88 in Waterford, Connecticut, on September 8th in 1985. He owned Honorary doctoral degrees from 13 universities at the time of death.
Successful Biomedical Career
Triumphs of John Franklin Enders