Rudolf Weigl Birth Anniversary 2021: Google honours Polish biologist with unique doodle

Born on September 2, 1883, He was also a humanitarian who served the society and he played a great role during the holocaust by working for the Jewish community.

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New Delhi: Rudolf Stefan Jan Weigl was a Polish biologist, inventor and physician known for creating the first efficient vaccine against typhus, a disease that spreads through body lice and was responsible for millions of deaths throughout history. Dr. Weigl also provided shelter to Jews in World War II at the risk of execution during the Holocaust, saving countless lives.

Born on September 2, 1883, He was also a humanitarian who served society and he played a great role during the holocaust by working for the Jewish community.

To honour his achievements, Google dedicated its Doodle to the doctor on his 138th birthday.

Despite his tough childhood, his passion for learning was never diminished. He used every opportunity to add his values to science. After his graduation from Lwow University in Ukraine, Dr. Weigl was called to work with Austro-Hungarian Army during World War I. It was the time where he started his research on typhus fever.

During World War II, Germans wanted his help to fight typhus fever and Dr. Weigl employed many underground members from Jew community and Polish parties.

Rudolf Weigl passed away in 1957 at the age of 74.

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