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Löffler, Friedrich August Johannes (1852–1915)

Friedrich Loffler
German bacteriologist, best known for his discovery (in association with Edwin Klebs) of the organism that causes diptheria, Corynebacterium diphtheriae (Klebs-Loffler bacillus). He also made several discoveries in veterinary medicine, such as the cause of swine fever and plague, the causative organism of glanders, and the fact that foot-and-mouth disease is caused by a virus.

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