Frie·drich Au·gust Jo·han·nes [free-drikh ou-goo st yoh-hah-nuh s] /ˈfri drɪx ˈaʊ gʊst yoʊˈhɑ nəs/, 1852–1915, German bacteriologist.

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[lĕflər, lœf-]Friedrich August Johannes 1852-1915

German bacteriologist who isolated (1884) the bacillus that is the causative agent of diphtheria, previously described by Edwin Klebs.
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[lŭflər]Friedrich 1852-1915

German bacteriologist who in 1884 demonstrated that diphtheria was caused by a bacillus described by Edwin Klebs a year earlier. This bacillus is now named after both scientists. Löffler also isolated an organism that causes food poisoning and developed a vaccine against foot-and-mouth disease (1899).
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