Ramon, Gaston

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Name
Ramon, Gaston Gender: M
born on 30 September 1886 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Bellechaume, France, 48n0237, 3e3632
Timezone LMT m3e3632 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Lescaut
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 07°04' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 10°25 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 28°33'



Gaston Ramon
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Biography

French veterinarian and biologist best known for his role in the treatment of diphtheria and tetanus.

He attended l'École vétérinaire d'Alfort from 1906 to 1910. In 1917 he married Marthe Momont, grandniece of Emile Roux.

During the 1920s, Ramon, along with P. Descombey, made major contributions to the development of effective vaccines for both diphtheria and tetanus. In particular, he developed a method for inactivating the diphtheria toxin and the tetanus toxin using formaldehyde which, in its essentials, is still used in vaccines manufactured today. He also developed a method for determining the potency of the vaccines, an essential element required for the reproducible production of these pharmaceuticals.

He died on 8 June 1963, aged 76, in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 1917 (Marthe Momont)

Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's science database quotes Lescaut.

Categories

  • Vocation : Medical : Veterinarian
  • Vocation : Science : Biology