Baruch Blumberg starts mathematics at Columbia University but after a year he switches to medical school. He studies in depth basic science and research under the influence of the Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Robert Loeb. Only in his last years learns Blumberg medical practical applications.
Baruch Blumberg returns to teach as Professor of medicine and anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Blumberg works at the National Institute of Health, a very stimulating place. Here he meets among the others W. Thomas London, a colleague who becomes also a great friends and later on an essential contributor to the work on Australia antigen and hepatitis B. Blumberg continues his research on polymorphisms and their relation to disease. He learns the methods of epidemiology from Thomas Dublin, the director of the new Section on Geographic Medicine and Genetics.
Baruch Blumberg spends his following two years as a Clinical Fellow in Medicine at Arthritis Division at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center under Dr. Charles A. Ragan. Blumberg does also experimental work on the physical biochemistry of hyaluronic acid with Dr. Karl Meyer.
Baruch Blumberg is an Intern and Assistant Resident on the First (Columbia) Division at Bellevue Hospital in lower New York. Bellevue is for him a fascinating place, always crowded and ready to hospitalize whomever is in need of medical assistance. Despite the overwork, morale is high as well as the scientific and academic standard.
Baruch Blumberg travels to Nigeria. There he collects blood specimens from several populations and studies inherited polymorphisms of the serum proteins of milk and of haemoglobin.
Baruch Blumberg dies in Mountain View.
Baruch Blumberg works as director of NASA's Astrobiology Institute until 2002. Here he leads investigations into the possibility of life on other planets. He covers several other positions until 2004.
Baruch Blumberg joins the U.S. Navy serving as deck officer. Later he works again over the sea, as a merchant seaman and ship's doctor.
Baruch Blumberg earns his Ph.D. at the Department of Biochemistry at Oxford University. Alexander G. Ogston guides Blumberg in his dissertation on the physical and biochemical characteristics of hyaluronic acid.
Baruch Blumberg completes his BS in Physics and graduates with honours at College University.
Baruch Blumberg attennds Yeshiva of Flatbush, a Hebrew parochial school. Here he receives a rigorous secular education and he studies the Hebrew Testament in the original language.
Baruch Blumberg becomes Master of Balliol College.
Baruch Blumberg is appointed Associate Director for Clinical Research at the Institute for Cancer Research (later named the Fox Chase Cancer Center) in Philadelphia.
Tanks to Harold Brown, professor of parasitology, Blumberg spends, between his 3rd and 4th years, several months at Moengo, an isolated mining town in Surinam. He performs there clinical services and undertakes public health surveys, including the first malaria survey done in that region. He studies how the heterogeneous population responds differently to the many infectious agents in the environment. His first paper is about Wuchereria bancroftia (the filariad which causes elephantiasis).
Baruch Blumberg attends Far Rockaway High School.
Baruch Blumberg serves as the President of the American Philosophical Society.
Baruch Blumberg receives half of the Nobel Prize in Medicine along with D. Carleton Gajdusek "for their discoveries concerning new mechanisms for the origin and dissemination of infectious diseases".
Baruch Blumberg serves as Professor of medicine and anthropology at University of Pennsylvania.
Baruch Blumberg is born in Brooklyn, New York as second of three children of Meyer and Ida Blumberg.
While studying yellow jaundice at the National Institutes of Health, Blumberg finds a surface antigen for hepatitis B in the blood of an Australian aborigine. With the help of his team, he develops a screening test for the virus to prevent its spread in blood donations and creates a vaccine.