Baruch Blumberg was the American research physician whose discovery of an antigen that provokes antibody response against hepatitis B led to the development by other researchers of a successful vaccine against the disease.
Blumberg and Irving Millman
Baruch Blumberg and Irving Millman co-invented a vaccine against viral hepatitis - National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Baruch Blumberg - Autobiography
Baruch Blumberg - Interview
About the Disease
Hepatitis is a disease that affects the liver.
Hepatitis B virus (HBV)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV)
Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). Hepatitis A can affect anyone. In the United States, hepatitis A can occur in situations ranging from isolated cases of disease to widespread epidemics. Hepatitis B is a serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the liver. The virus, which is called hepatitis B virus (HBV), can cause lifelong infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure, and death. Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is found in the blood of persons who have the disease. HCV is spread by contact with the blood of an infected person.