The present Doodle praises the 142nd birthday of Bulgarian physician and microbiologist Dr. Stamen Grigorov, the primary researcher to find the bacterium fundamental to the aging of yogurt. Grigorov likewise added to the development of the world’s first tuberculosis vaccine.
Stamen Grigorov was conceived on this day in 1878 in the town of Studen Izvor, situated in the Trun locale of western Bulgaria. Energetic about science since early on, he proceeded to acquire a doctorate from the Medical University of Geneva, Switzerland. Following his wedding in 1904, Grigorov got back to the college to fill in as an examination colleague.
As a token of home, Grigorov’s better half talented him with some Bulgarian culinary staples, including yogurt. Fascinated by yogurt’s presumed medical advantages, Grigorov chose to investigate it under a magnifying lens.
Following large number of analyses, in 1905 he at last found what he was searching for: the bar formed microorganism that causes yogurt’s maturation. The bacterium was later renamed Lactobacillus bulgaricus out of appreciation for Grigorov’s nation of origin.
Soon thereafter, Grigorov accepting a situation as boss doctor at a nearby emergency clinic in his old neighborhood of Trun.
In 1906, he released a historic paper exhibiting the main utilization of penicillin growths against tuberculosis. He proceeded with this exploration and filled in as a specialist all through an incredible remainder, sparing large number of lives en route.
Out of appreciation for Grigorov’s heritage, his home town of Studen Izvor today houses one of the world’s just galleries of yogurt.
Честит Рожден ден, Dr. Grigorov!