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PART ONE Emil von Behring: Infectious Disease, Immunology, Serum Therapy 1. Introduction 3 2. The Making of a Medical Researcher 17 3. From Bonn to Berlin, from Disinfection to Immunology 41 4. From Immunization to Serum Therapy 99 5. Marburg, Further Diphtheria and Tetanus Research, the Nobel Prize 197 6. Cradle Songs and Guilty Milk: Behring's Tuberculosis Research 258 7. Behring's Last Years: Blood Studies, Hypersensitivity, Diphtheria Immunization, and Tetanus 319 8. At Behring's Mausoleum: The Vagaries of Reputation and Reasons for Remembrance 388 PART TWO Selected Writings of Behring on Infectious Disease, Immunology, and Serum Therapy Introduction to the Selected Writings 433 1. On lodoform and Acetylene 439 2. On the Cause of the Immunity of Rats against Anthrax 442 3. On the Formation of Diphtheria Immunity and Tetanus Immunity in Animals 450 4. Investigations of the Formation of Diphtheria Immunity in Animals 454 5. On Immunizing and Healing Experimental Animals with Diphtheria 460 6. The Tetanus Healing Serum and the Determination of Its Healing Value 488 7. On Healing Mice Sick with Tetanus 495 8. On the Treatment of Children Sick with Diphtheria with the "Diphtheria Healing Serum" 497 9. The Determination of the Value of the Diphtheria-Healing Serum 503 10. Serum Therapy in Medical Science and the Art of Healing 509 11. Combating Tuberculosis 518 12. Tasks and Achievements of My New Diphtheria Protection Drug 534 13. Etiology, Prognosis and Therapy of Tetanus 539