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Wilfred H. Manwaring was the twelfth president of the American Association of Immunologists, serving from 1925 to 1926. Manwaring was professor of bacteriology and experimental pathology at the Stanford University School of Medicine from 1913 to 1937.
AAfter teaching physiology at the State Normal School in Winona, Minnesota, from 1898 to 1901, Manwaring attended the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he earned his M.D. in 1904. He was a fellow and assistant in pathology at the University of Chicago for one year before joining the faculty of Indiana University, where he was an associate professor of pathology from 1905 to 1907. Manwaring spent the 1907–1908 year in the laboratories of August von Wasserman and Emil Fischer in Berlin as a traveling fellow for the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. He remained in Europe for an additional two years, conducting research in some of Europe’s leading research institutions, including Paul Ehrlich’s Institute for Experimental Therapy in Frankfurt, the Pathological Institute in Leipzig, and the Lister Institute of Preventative Medicine in London. He returned to the United States in 1910 and joined the staff of the Rockefeller Institute as an assistant in pathology and bacteriology. Three years later, he moved to Palo Alto, California, and succeeded Hans Zinsser (AAI ’17, president 1919–1920) as professor of bacteriology and experimental pathology at Stanford University, a position he held until his retirement in 1937, when he was named emeritus professor.
Councillor: 1924–1925, 1926–1931
The Journal of Immunology
Board of Editors: 1916–1935
"The Basic Concepts of Immunity," Delivered April 1, 1926
The Journal of Immunology 12, no. 3 (1926): 177–84.