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Bardestani F, Mostafavi E. In Commemoration of Dr. Mahdokht Pourmansour, an Outstanding Specialist in the Production of the B.C.G. Vaccine in Iran. IBJ 2023; 27 (2 and 3) :79-83
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With the aim of providing community health, the Pasteur Institute of Iran was established in 1920 as the oldest medical and health research institution in Iran. In addition to conducting research relevant to infectious diseases and manufacturing biological products, this institute has significantly contributed to the prevention and control of communicable diseases for more than a century. As an elder in the institute, Dr. Mahdokht Pourmansour, a physician and specialist in microbiology and laboratory science, was a prominent researcher at the Pasteur Institute of Iran. During four decades of her service to the institute, she has performed remarkable activities, particularly in the development of the Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine to prevent tuberculosis. In this biography paper, her scientific life and services are reviewed.
Early life
Mahdokht Pourmansour was born on January 7th, 1935 in Tehran, the capital city of Iran. She attended Mehregan and Asadi elementary schools in Tehran from 1940 to 1946. During the time periods 1946-1952, she continued her high school education at Nizam Vafa in Ahvaz and obtained her high school diploma at Azarm high school in Tehran. From 1952 to 1958, she received her doctorate in medicine from the University of Tehran. During the years 1967-1968, she attended the Pasteur Institute of Paris on a scholarship from the Pasteur Institute of Iran. After returning to the country in 1974, she presented the courses she took in France and obtained Ph.D. degree in clinical laboratory science at the University of Tehran. Her Ph.D. dissertation was written on the development of a cholera vaccine in laboratory animals.

Type of Study: Biography Papers | Subject: Related Fields

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