löffler, friedrich

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Löffler   (lŭf'lər)  Pronunciation Key 
German bacteriologist who in 1884 demonstrated that diphtheria was caused by a bacillus described by Edwin Klebs a year earlier. This bacillus is now named after both scientists. Löffler also isolated an organism that causes food poisoning and developed a vaccine against foot-and-mouth disease (1899).
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