- Stamen Grigorov
Stamen Grigorov ( _bg. Стамен Григоров) (
October 27, 1878- October 27, 1945) was a prominent Bulgarian physician.
Stamen Grigorov was born in the village of Studen Izvor (lit. "Cold Spring", Tran Region, Bulgaria. He completed his secondary education in natural sciences in Montpellier, France and medical science in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1905, at the age of 27, Dr. Grigorov made the discovery, for which he is best known. In the microbiological laboratory of Professor Masole in Geneva, he discovered that a certain strain of bacillus is the true cause for the existence of natural
yogurt. In recognition the strain was called by the scientific community Lactobacillus bulgaricus.
His further research carried out in many institutes worldwide proved that Bulgarian yogurt helps in the treatment of various diseases and conditions like infections, otic-rhino-laryngeal diseases, tuberculosis, stomach and intestine conditions, ulcers, some gynecologic diseases, fatigue, etc. These prophylactic and curative properties of Bulgarian yogurt are due to the rich vitamin content including B1, B2, C, A, D, E, PP, B12, as well as lactose, proteins, and other important stimulating substances.
Yogurt in its original variety can be produced only in Bulgaria and in some neighboring regions on the Balkan peninsula. In other natural climatic conditions the bacteria quickly degenerate, lose their qualities and die.
Apart from the discovery of
Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Dr. Grigorov made a major contribution to the creation of an anti- tuberculosisvaccine. On 20 December1906, in Paris in issue No104 of the “La Presse Médicale” medical journal, was published his scientific report “The Anti-tuberculosis vaccine”, which informed the scientific community about the results of his research into the application of penicillin fungifor the treatment of tuberculosis. After the publication, the scientific community expressed serious interest in Dr. Grigorov’s vaccine. Through his scientific experiments “in-vitro” and “in-vivo” on lab animals and later on human patients, Dr. Grigorov clearly demonstrated and described the healing effect of penicillin fungi in the treatment of tuberculosis.
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