Famous French Bacteriologists

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Alexandre Yersin
(Discoverer of Yersinia Pestis)
Alexandre Yersin
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Birthdate: September 22, 1863
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Aubonne, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
Died: March 1, 1943

Alexandre Yersin was a physician and bacteriologist. He is credited with co-discovering Yersinia pestis, the bacillus that causes the bubonic plague. Also an agriculturist, Yersin pioneered the cultivation of rubber trees. He is revered by the Vietnamese people because of his association with Hanoi Medical University; a private university in Da Lat is named in his honor.

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Waldemar Haffkine
(Bacteriologists)
Waldemar Haffkine
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Birthdate: March 15, 1860
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Odesa, Ukraine
Died: October 26, 1930
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Albert Calmette
(French Bacteriologist Who Discovered the 'Bacillus Calmette-Guérin')
Albert Calmette
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Birthdate: July 12, 1863
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: October 29, 1933

Albert Calmette was a French bacteriologist, physician, and immunologist. He is credited with discovering the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin. He is also credited with inveting the first antivenom for snake bites. Albert Calmette also helped develop amylolysis, which was used extensively in industrial brewing.

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Charles Nicolle
(Bacteriologist)
Charles Nicolle
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Birthdate: September 21, 1866
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Died: February 28, 1936
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Camille Guérin
(Veterinarian)
Camille Guérin
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Birthdate: December 22, 1872
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Poitiers, France
Died: June 9, 1961
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Pierre Paul Emile Roux
(French Bacteriologist Who is Credited With Founding the Field of Immunolgy)
Pierre Paul Emile Roux
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Birthdate: December 17, 1853
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Confolens (Charente), France
Died: November 3, 1933

Pierre Paul Emile Roux was a French bacteriologist, physician, and immunologist. A close collaborator of Louis Pasteur, Roux was responsible for the Pasteur Institute's production of the famous anti-diphtheria serum. Credited with founding the field of immunology, Pierre Paul Emile Roux also investigated chicken-cholera, cholera, tuberculosis, and rabies. He was honored with the prestigious Copley Medal in 1917.