Famous American Bacteriologists

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 1 Alfred Day Hershey

Alfred Day Hershey
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Famous As: Bacteriologist
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.

 2 William H. Welch

William H. Welch
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: April 8, 1850
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Norfolk Historic District, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 30, 1934

 3 Willy Burgdorfer

Willy Burgdorfer
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: June 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: November 17, 2014
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 4 Theobald Smith

Theobald Smith
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Famous As: Pathologist
Birthdate: July 31, 1859
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: December 10, 1934

 5 Thomas Milton Rivers

Thomas Milton Rivers
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Famous As: Bacteriologist
Birthdate: September 3, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jonesboro, Georgia, United States
Died: May 12, 1962

 6 Hans Zinsser

Hans Zinsser
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: November 17, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 4, 1940

 7 David Hendricks Bergey

David Hendricks Bergey
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Famous As: Bacteriologist
Birthdate: December 27, 1860
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Skippack, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 5, 1937
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 8 George Nuttall

George Nuttall
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Famous As: Bacteriologist
Birthdate: July 5, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: December 16, 1937

 9 George Frederick Dick

George Frederick Dick
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: July 21, 1881
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Died: October 10, 1967