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Yersin

(yĕr-săɴ)Alexandre Émile John 1863-1943
  1. Swiss-born French bacteriologist. His work with the diphtheria bacillus led to the development of antitoxins to neutralize pathogenic toxins.
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  • It is caused by a specific bacillus isolated by Kitasato and Yersin in 1894.

    Essays In Pastoral Medicine

    Austin Malley

  • But Dr. Yersin's explanation of the Ceraunic pictures does not seem to me to be justified.

    Thunder and Lightning

    Camille Flammarion

  • The bacillus pestis was discovered by Kitasato and Yersin, working independently, in 1894.


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Yersin

[yĕr-sä]
  1. French bacteriologist who, working with Émile Roux, isolated the toxin that causes the symptoms of diphtheria. Yersin later discovered the bacillus that causes bubonic plague and developed a serum to protect against it.
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