Bottle of Behring's diphtheria remedy, Germany, 1914–1918

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Bottle of Behring's diphtheria remedy, Germany, 1914–1918. This is a bottle of diphtheria antitoxin developed by Emil Adolf Behring (1854–1917) in 1891. He refined this treatment again in 1913. This bottle of “Behring’s diphtheria remedy” was taken from a German battleship during the First World War, the first major conflict where more troops died from their wounds rather than disease. This was partly due to vaccination. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: h3t5h7nv.

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