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From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division.
Waldameir Haffkine who founded the historic Haffkine Institute in Bombay 75 years ago was born on March 16th, 1860 in Odessa, Russia. He was trained at the Pasteur Institute in Paris under Louis Pasteur himself. After years of assiduous research he developed a cholera vaccine in 1892. He came to Calcutta to test his newly discovered vaccine in actual epidemic conditions. Dr. Haffkine came to Bombay to fight the plague epidemic in 1897. in 1899, he founded the Plague Research Laboratory which was later called the Bombay Bacteriological Laboratory and now the Haffkine Institute. In the Platinum Jubilee year of this great institute, the world pays homage to Dr. Haffkine.
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