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Google Doodle celebrates the yogurt doctor who helped cure tuberculosis

Completely satisfied birthday to Dr. Stamen Grigorov.


Google Doodle

Google on Tuesday wished Dr. Stamen Grigorov a cheerful 142nd birthday. Grigorov was a Bulgarian doctor and microbiologist who found the bacterium important to the fermentation of yogurt. The invention contributed to the event of the primary tuberculosis vaccine. 

To have fun his accomplishments, Google has a brand new animated Google Doodle of the physician. 

In 1904, after he received married, Grigorov was working as a analysis assistant on the Medical College of Geneva, Switzerland. To ease his homesickness, Grigorov’s spouse despatched him items, typically yogurt. At 27, Grigorov started investigating the well being properties of yogurt, and after 1000’s of experiments, discovered what causes yogurt’s fermentation. 

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Whereas poring over a microscope, Grigorov noticed a rod-shaped microorganism, which might later be named Lactobacillus bulgaricus. In 1906, Grigorov launched a paper detailing the primary use of penicillin fungi towards tuberculosis. His analysis went on to save lots of 1000’s of lives. 

Grigorov died in 1945 on his 67th birthday. 


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