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Yersin

[ yĕr-săɴ ]
Alexandre Émile John 1863-1943
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Swiss-born French bacteriologist. His work with the diphtheria bacillus led to the development of antitoxins to neutralize pathogenic toxins.
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Yersin
[ yĕr-sä ]
Alexandre Émile John 1863-1943

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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