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Neisser

(nīsər)Albert Ludwig Sigesmund 1855-1916
  1. German bacteriologist and physician who discovered (1879) the gonococcal bacterium that causes gonorrhea.
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  • Gonorrhea is caused by the gonococcus discovered by Neisser in 1879.

    The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation

    Austin O'Malley

  • The joyful carpenter returned to Moravia, and told the news to the Neisser family at Sehlen.

  • Their presence is of value in the recognition of but few bacteria (Neisser granules in diphtheria).

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology

    Charles Bradfield Morrey

  • Neisser, a great authority, ascribes to this disease without doubt fifty per cent, of such marriages.

  • From the resulting growths make cover-slip preparations and stain carbolic methylene-blue, Neisser's method, Gram's method.