Dr. R. Palmer  Beasley

Dr. R. Palmer Beasley

USA
1999 in Public Health


Dr.R.Palmer Beasley, an American, was chosen to receive the Award in this field for his well reognized contribution to the understanding of the pathogenesis of HBV infection. This is a major viral infection of the liver in hundred of million people in different part of the world. Dr.Beasley had demonstrated the importance of the vertical transmission of hapatitis B viral infection, the association between the chronic hepatitis B viral infection and the carrier state, toward the development of hepatocellular carcinoma, and the other issues relating to the immmunization of neonates iwth hapatitis B vaccine. This knowledge has contributed greatly to the use of hapatitis B vaccine for the prevention of hapatitis B infection and the prevention of hapatocelllular carcinama