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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How to use Yersin in a sentence
The bacillus pestis was discovered by Kitasato and Yersin, working independently, in 1894.Experiments on Animals | Stephen Paget
But Dr. Yersin's explanation of the Ceraunic pictures does not seem to me to be justified.Thunder and Lightning | Camille Flammarion
In 1896 M. Yersin began the use of a specially prepared serum in China.
This is practically the same as the preparation made by M. Yersin, and the results obtained are equally unsatisfactory.
It is caused by a specific bacillus isolated by Kitasato and Yersin in 1894.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley