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Yersin Yer·sin (yěr-sāɴ'), Alexandre Émile John. 1863-1943.

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   (yěr-sä')  Pronunciation Key 
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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