Famous American Bacteriologists

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Alfred Day Hershey
(American Bacteriologist, Geneticist and Winner of the 1969 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Alfred Day Hershey
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Birthdate: December 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Owosso, Michigan, United States
Died: May 22, 1997

Nobel Prize-winning biologist Alfred Day Hershey is best remembered for his research on bacteriophages, or viruses that infect bacteria. He was associated with the Washington University throughout most of his life. He is also known for his blender experiment, which he conducted with his work partner Martha Chase.

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William H. Welch
(Physician)
William H. Welch
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Birthdate: April 8, 1850
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Norfolk Historic District, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 30, 1934
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Willy Burgdorfer
(Scientist)
Willy Burgdorfer
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Birthdate: June 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: November 17, 2014
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Theobald Smith
(Pathologist)
Theobald Smith
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Birthdate: July 31, 1859
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: December 10, 1934
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Thomas Milton Rivers
(American Virologist and Bacteriologist Who is Known as the 'Father of Modern Virology')
Thomas Milton Rivers
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Birthdate: September 3, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jonesboro, Georgia, United States
Died: May 12, 1962

Thomas Milton Rivers was an American virologist and bacteriologist. Referred to as the father of modern virology, Rivers is best remembered for his association with the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research; his work during the 1930s and 1940s helped the institute become a leader in viral research. In 1958, Rivers was made an inductee of the Polio Hall of Fame. 

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Hans Zinsser
(Physician)
Hans Zinsser
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Birthdate: November 17, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 4, 1940
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David Hendricks Bergey
(Bacteriologist)
David Hendricks Bergey
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Birthdate: December 27, 1860
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Skippack, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 5, 1937
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George Nuttall
(Bacteriologist)
George Nuttall
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Birthdate: July 5, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: December 16, 1937
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George Frederick Dick
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Birthdate: July 21, 1881
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Died: October 10, 1967