Detre, Professor L

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(1874-1939) Probably the German/Hungarian medical scientist and author, possibly born Ladislaus Deutsch, who coined the term antigen; he is less likely to be the Hungarian astronomer, Laszlo Detre (1906-1974), who seems to have had no connection with Germany. Detre's sf novel, Két Világ Harca: Fantasztikus Regény (1935; trans as Kampf Zweier Welten 1935; trans from German as War of Two Worlds 1936), describes an alliance of ants and termites – who have gained by the year 2000 the ability to communicate with one another and with the human species – which threatens to end human civilization by destroying all cultivated crops unless humans give them half the planet, and abandon War. These terms are met. [JC]

Professor Laszlo Detre

born 1874

died 1939

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