Professor Completes Isolation of Measles

A professor at the Medical School who won a Nobel Prize for his work in isolating the polio germ has now successfully reproduced the measles virus in the laboratory.

The polio discoveries of Dr. John F. Enders, associate professor of Bacteriology and Immunology, and two other Faculty members led to the development of the Salk vaccine, Enders' isolation of the measles virus may be the first step toward the possible conquest of the disease.

Speaking before the annual meeting of the Medical School Alumni Association last Friday, Enders revealed that he and Dr. Thomas C. Peebles '42 of the Massachusetts General Hospital developed the measles culture in monkeys exposed to the disease but not treated with antibiotics.