László Detre (microbiologist)
László Detre (October 29, 1874, Nagysurány – May 7, 1939, Washington, DC (a.k.a. Ladislas Deutsch, Ladislaus Deutsch) was a Hungarian physician and microbiologist, the founder and first director of the Hungarian Serum Institute in Budapest.
Detre coined the term "antigen" in a 1903 French-language paper co-authored with Russian biologist Élie Metchnikoff (referring to "substances immunogènes ou antigènes"), although the word and concept appears in his research as early as 1899. He is also a codiscoverer of the Wassermann reaction, publishing his discovery in humans just two weeks after Wassermann documented his findings in apes.
- "Origins of the Terms 'Antibody' and 'Antigen'", Scand. J. Immunol., 19, 281-285, 1984 p. 281
- Detre László bakteriológus Archived 2011-06-17 at the Wayback Machine.
- "How immunology was won in Hungary", by János Gergely, Immunology Today, Volume 13, Issue 8, 1992, Pages A1-A3, doi:10.1016/0167-5699(92)90054-B
- Eichmann, Klaus. The Network Collective: Rise and Fall of a Scientific Paradigm, Springer Press, 2008, p. 221.
- The Washington Century: Three Families and the Shaping of the Nation's Capital By Burt Solomon, 2005, ISBN 0-06-093785-8,