Alphonse Dochez

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Alphonse Raymond Dochez (April 21, 1882 – June 1964) was an American physician and disease researcher. He developed an antitoxin for scarlet fever [1], and definitively established that viruses cause the common cold[2]. He was also the lifelong roommate of Oswald Avery, the physician credited, after his death, with discovering the importance of DNA. Dochez was also a labmate of Martin Henry Dawson, the first person in history to inject penicillin in a human.

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