Thomas M. Rivers in uniform, circa 1943
Rivers, Thomas M. (1888-1962) was an American bacteriologist and virologist, the "father of modern virology. He was the twentieth president of the American Association of Immunologists, serving from 1933 to 1934 and spent more than 30 years at the Rockefeller Institute Hospital, where he was director from 1937 to 1955.
See also The Birth of Modern Virology, The Birth of the Concept of Autoimmune Demyelinating Disease and Creation of An Animal Model to Test New Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis, Using Advances in Viral Tissue Culture Techniques to Produce a Safer Smallpox Vaccine, and National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoirs.
Years at The Rockefeller University: 1922-1955; emeritus 1955-1962
Thomas M. Rivers