- 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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About thirty years ago a curious discovery in connection with purulent ophthalmia was made by Dr Loffler, a Prussian army surgeon.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Intravenous Compound (Loffler) has been on the market ten years; it is unmentioned in the literature of scientific medicine.
The Journal has in its files a large amount of material regarding Loffler.
In 1913 Loffler sought a larger field for his peculiar talents and left Colorado Springs.
Löffler(lĕf′lər, 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.
- 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).