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

    Experiments on Animals Stephen Paget
  • It is caused by a specific bacillus isolated by Kitasato and yersin in 1894.

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

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yersin in Science
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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