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Helicobacter Pioneers: Firsthand Accounts from the Scientists who Discovered Helicobacters 1892 - 1982



Helicobacter Pioneers: Firsthand Accounts from the Scientists who Discovered Helicobacters 1892 - 1982

Barry Marshall (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-867-93035-1 May 2002 Wiley-Blackwell 244 Pages


Blackwell is proud to announce Professor Barry Marshall, along with Dr. Robin Warren, have been awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.

Providing background and the human touch of a discovery process taking almost a century, Helicobacter Pioneers is a collection of accounts from pioneering researchers of Helicobacter pylori, of who had firsthand knowledge of the pioneer.

A remarkable work with original accounts that will never date, this book will inspire readers interested in gastroenterology, microbiology, or any facet of medical or scientific history.



List of Contributors.


  1. Helicobacters were discovered in Italy in 1892: An episode in the scientific life of an eclectic pathlogist, Giulio Bizzozero.

    Natale Figura and Laura Bianciardi

  2. The discovery of Helicobacter pylori in Japan.

    Yoshihiro Fukuda, Tadashi Shimoyama, Takahashi Shimoyana and Barry J Marshall

  3. An early study of human stomach bacteria.

    A Stone Freedberg

  4. Gastric urease in ulcer patients in the 1940's: The Irish connection.

    Humphrey J O'Connor and Colm A O'Morian

  5. How it was discovered in Belgium and the USA (1955 -1976) that gastric urease was caused by a bacterial infection.

    Charles S Lieber

  6. A personal history of giving birth to the cohort phenomenon of peptic ulcer disease.

    Amnon Sonnenberg

  7. John Lykoudis: The general practitioner in Greece who in 1958 discovered the etiology and a treatment of peptic ulcer disease.

    Basil Rigas and Efstathios D Papavassiliou

  8. How I discovered helicobacters in Boston in 1967.

    Susumu Ito

  9. How we discovered in China in 1972 that antibiotics cure peptic ulcer.

    Shu-Dong Xiao, Yao Shi and Wen-Zheng Liu

  10. Helicobacter pylori was discovered in Russia in 1974.

    Igor A Morozov

  11. The discovery of Helicobacter pylori in England in the 1970's.

    Howard W Steer

  12. We grew the first Helicobacter and didn't even know it!.

    Adrian Lee, Michael Phillips and Jani O'Rourke

  13. The Dallas experience with acute Helicobacter pylori infection.

    Walter L Peterson, William Harford and Barry J Marshall

  14. The discovery of Helicobacter pylori in Perth, Western Australia.

    J Robin Warren

  15. The discovery of Helicobacter pylori, a spiral bacterium, caused peptic ulcer disease.

    Barry J Marshall

  16. Helicobacter pylori treatment in the past and in the 21st Century.

    Peter Unge



Barry J. Marshall and J. Robin Warren have been awarded The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2005 "for their discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease". More information about The Nobel Prize can be found by visiting: