Yersin, Alexandre

Abstract

1863–1943 Swiss‐born Frenchbacteriologist who characterized the diphtheria exotoxin, identified the plague bacillus, and developed anti‐plague serum.

Keywords: diphtheria; plague; roux; yersinia pestis

Further Reading

Yersin A (1894) La peste bubonique à Hong Kong. Annales de l'Institut Pasteur 8: 662–667.

Yersin A (1897) Sur la peste bubonique (séro‐thérapie). Annales de l'Institut Pasteur 11: 81–93.

Roux É and Yersin A (1888) Contribution a l'étude de la diphthérie. Annales de l'Institut Pasteur 2: 629–661.

Roux É and Yersin A (1889) Contribution a l'étude de la diphthérie (2e mémoire). Annales de l'Institut Pasteur 3: 273–288.

Roux É and Yersin A (1890) Contribution a l'étude de la diphthérie (3e mémoire). Annales de l'Institut Pasteur 4: 385–426.

Bernard N (1943) A. Yersin (1863–1943). Annales de l'Institut Pasteur 69: 129–134.

Howard‐Jones N (1975) Kitasato, Yersin, and the plague bacillus. Clio Medica 10: 23–27.

Mollaret HH and Brossollet J (1993) Yersin: Un Pasteurien en Indochine. Paris: Belin.

Pilet PE (1970–1980) Yersin, Alexandre. In: Gillispie CC (ed.) Dictionary of Scientific Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

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Board, Suzanne(Apr 2001) Yersin, Alexandre. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002965]