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Definition of the noun alexandre yersin

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  1. French bacteriologist born in Switzerland; was a student of Pasteur; discovered the plague bacillus (1863-1943)


Who is Alexandre Yersin?

Alexandre Yersin: Alexandre Emile Jean Yersin was a Swiss and naturalized French physician and bacteriologist. He is remembered as the discoverer of the bacillus responsible for the bubonic plague or pest, which was later named in his honour.

  • also known as Dr. Alexandre Yersin
  • born on (152 years ago) in Aubonne
  • nationality: Switzerland, France
  • profession: Physician
  • died on (72 years ago) in Nha Trang

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Alexandre Yersin

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Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of Science in the Twentieth Century (2013)

by John Krige, Dominique Pestre

Alexandre Yersin, the ...

Google previewAll Things Medieval: An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World [2 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World by Ruth A Johnston

The Swiss biologist Alexandre Yersin isolated the destructive bacillus in 1894, and it was named for him: Yersinia pestis. By 1900, researchers were certain the plague was being spread mostly by fleas on rats. Fleas are specific to host species ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Epidemiology (2008)

by Sarah Boslaugh

the Japanese microbiologist Shibasaburo Kitasato and the French microbiologist Alexandre Yersin conducted the experiments that led to the identification of the causative organism. Yersin's descriptions and explanations were published ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Public Health (2016)

pestis, named after the Swiss, naturalized French bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin, who discovered and described it in Hong Kong in 1894. Paleobiologists have also studied the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Health (2015)

was first identified by Alexandre Yersin in 1894 and classified as Pasteurella pestis soon thereafter. Von Logham reclassified Pasteurella pestis and Pasteurella rodentium into the new ...

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Small photo of NHA TRANG, VIETNAM - CIRCA JANUARY 2017 Alexandre Yersin Memorial on the coast. , Aa Swiss bacteriologist responsible for discovering the BacillusSmall photo of MOSCOW, RUSSIA - CIRCA APRIL, 2016: a post stamp printed in SWITZERLAND shows a portrait of Alexandre Yersin, the series "Doctors", circa 1971Small photo of Dalat, Vietnam - March 31, 2016: Clay sculpture of physician and bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin at the Dalat Star site in Da Lat. The Dalat Star is a popular tourist destination of Asia.Small photo of SWITZERLAND - CIRCA 1971: stamp printed by Switzerland, shows Alexandre Yersin, circa 1971 More...

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