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Stamen Grigorov

Stamen  Grigorov (Bulgarian: Стамен Григоров) (October 27, 1878 -


Stamen Grigorov
October 27, 1945) was a prominent Bulgarian physician and
microbiologist. He discovered the Lactobacillus bulgaricus bacillus, which
is the true cause for the existence of natural yogurt.

Contents
Life
Honour
External links
References

Life
Stamen Grigorov was born in the village of Studen Izvor (lit. "Cold
Spring"), Tran, Pernik Province, Bulgaria. He completed his secondary
education in natural sciences in Montpellier, France and medical science in
Born 27
Geneva, Switzerland. In 1905, at the age of 27, Dr. Grigorov made the
October [O.S. ??] 1878
discovery, for which he is best known. In the microbiological laboratory of
Studen Izvor, Bulgaria
Professor Léon Massol in Geneva, he discovered that a certain strain of
bacillus is the true cause for the existence of natural yogurt.[1] Died 27 October 1945
(aged 67)
In recognition the strain was called by the scientific community Sofia, Bulgaria
Lactobacillus bulgaricus. Alma mater University of
His further research carried out in many institutes worldwide proved that
Montpellier
Bulgarian yogurt helps in the treatment of various diseases and conditions
University of Geneva
like infections, otic-rhino-laryngeal diseases, tuberculosis, stomach and Known for Anti-tuberculosis
intestine conditions, ulcers, some gynecologic diseases, fatigue, etc. These vaccine and
prophylactic and curative properties of Bulgarian yogurt are due to the rich Lactobacillus
vitamin content including B1, B2, C, A, D, E, PP, B12, as well as lactose, bulgaricus
proteins, and other important stimulating substances. Scientific career

Yogurt in its original variety can be produced only in Bulgaria and in some Fields microbiology, medicine
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-tuberculosis vaccine. On 20 December 1906, in Paris in issue No. 104 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 fungi for 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.
Honour
Grigorov Glacier on Brabant Island in Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica is named after Stamen Grigorov.

External links
www.stamengrigorov.org (http://www.stamengrigorov.org/)

References
1. Grigoroff, Stamen, 1905. Étude sur une lait fermentée comestible. Le “Kissélo mléko” de Bulgarie. Revue
Médicale de la Suisse Romande. Genève. Georg&G., Libraires-Éditeurs. Librairie de L’Université.

В началото бе родовата памет... Десет години утвърждаване. Фондация "Д-р Стамен Григоров", София,
2005. Университетско издателство "Св. Климент Охридски". ISBN 954-90367-3-1 [In the Beginning Was the
Family Memory... Ten Years of Confirmation. "Dr. Stamen Grigorof" Foundation, Sofia, 2005. Universitetsko
izdatelstvo "Sv. Kliment Ohridski" ISBN 954-90367-3-1]

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