Löffler, Friedrich August Johann


1852–1915 German Bacteriologist and Virologist who identified the organism that causes diptheria, and described the causative agent of foot‐and‐mouth disease.

Further Reading

Brieger G (1973) Löffler Friedrich August Johannes. In: Gillespie CC (ed.) Dictionary of Scientific Biography, vol. VIII, pp. 448–451. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Löffler F (1887) Vorlesungen über die geschichtliche Entwicklung der Lehre von den Bakterien. Leipzig: Vogel.

Schmiedebach HP (1999) The Prussian state and microbiological research: Friedrich Löffler and his approach to the ‘invisible’ virus. Archives of Virology. Supplementum. 15: 9–23.

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Gradmann, Christoph(Sep 2005) Löffler, Friedrich August Johann. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002504]