Film on Alexandre Yersin to be screened in Vietnam

10:50 | 11/06/2014 Society

A film documenting the life of Alexandre Yersin, a physician and bacteriologist well-known throughout the world, will be shown in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on June 12-13.

According to the Swiss Embassy in Hanoi, the film screening is part of activities to celebrate 120 years of the discovery of the bacillus responsible for the bubonic plague.

The film will be released for the first time at Hanoi National University on the evening of June 12.

Before the screening, the audience will have a chance to exchange with four famous Vietnamese scientists including Prof.Nguyen Tran Hien, Director of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Prof. Le Gia Vinh, Vice President of Vietnam Medical Association, Prof. Dau Ngoc Hao, Chairman of the Vietnam Animal Health, and Prof. Nguyen Lan Dung, Chairman of the Vietnam General Biology Association.

The scientists, who represent Yersin’s four research areas of bacteriology, general medicine, veterinary, and botany, will present the most attractive factors and challenges in the areas they studied.

Born in 1863 in Switzerland, Yersin studied medicine in France. He is also notably remembered as the creator of vaccines for the prevention and treatment of a number of diseases.

He came to Vietnam in 1891 and chose Nha Trang city for living and working until he passed away on March 1, 1943./.

Source VOV News