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Arthur Felix

Born 1887
Died 1956

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Polish bacteriologist, born April 3, 1887, Andrychów; died January 17, 1956, England.

Biography of Arthur Felix

Arthur Felix studied chemistry in Vienna and spent two years working with the mycologist Franz Lafar. He met Edmund Weil during World War I when he worked in a field ambulance near Cracow. Weil was then an associate professor of bacteriology in Prague, where the two worked together after the war. In 1921 Felix migrated to Palestine, and in 1927 he moved on to the Lister Institute in London. From 1939 until his retirement in 1954 he was director of the Emergency Public Health Laboratory Service which became the central enteric reference laboratory. In 1954 he returned to the Lister Institute.

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