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Alexandre Yersin and the plague bacillus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7783282     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To most doctors, the name Yersin is known only for its eponymous connection with the plague bacillus, Yersinia pestis. In Vietnam, where he lived for over 50 years, Alexandre Yersin is a legendary figure. On the 100th anniversary of the identification of the plague bacillus, a review of this extraordinary man and his controversial discovery is timely.
T Solomon
Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article; Portraits    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0022-5304     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trop Med Hyg     Publication Date:  1995 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-07-20     Completed Date:  1995-07-20     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0406044     Medline TA:  J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-12     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Institute, Centre for Tropical Disease, Cho Quan Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
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MeSH Terms
History, 19th Century
Plague / history*
Tropical Medicine / history
Yersinia pestis / isolation & purification
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
A Yersin

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