BORDET JULES: (1870-1961) Belgian Immunologist. The bacterial genus Bordetella is named after him. Awarded with the Nobel Prize in Physiology for his discoveries related to immunity in 1919. A good autograph statement signed `J. Bordet´, one page, oblong 4to, 1st May 1952, in French. Bordet writes an eight lines statement, responding to a collector´s question asking him about his maxim of life, stating in part `The maxim of life of those who have dedicated their life to science is the enthousiasm for the research and the desire of understanding, which have generated the discovery and created the civilization. However it is natural that the mankind honour is the guaranty of its own unlimited development in an indefinitely perceptible civilization.´ G to VG

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