edwin klebs

Klebs

[klebz; German kleyps]
noun
Edwin [ed-win; German et-veen] , 1834–1913, German pathologist and bacteriologist.
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Klebs (klāps), Edwin. 1894-1913.

German pathologist who described (1883) the causative bacillus of diphtheria, later isolated by Friedrich Löffler.

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Klebs   (klāps)  Pronunciation Key 
German bacteriologist who described the diphtheria bacillus in 1883 although he did not demonstrate it to be the cause of the disease. It wasn't until a year later that Friedrich Löffler made the causal link between the disease and the bacillus, which is now named after both of them. Klebs also demonstrated the presence of bacteria in infected wounds and showed that tuberculosis can be transmitted through infected milk.
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edwin klebs

German physician and bacteriologist noted for his work on the bacterial theory of infection. With Friedrich August Johannes Loffler in 1884, he discovered the diphtheria bacillus, known as the Klebs-Loffler bacillus

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