Edwin Klebs

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1834 – 1913

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Who was Edwin Klebs?

Theodor Albrecht Edwin Klebs was a German-Swiss pathologist. He is mainly known for his work on infectious diseases. His works paved the way for the beginning of modern bacteriology, and inspired Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch. He was the first to identify a bacterium that causes diphtheria, which was called Klebs-Loeffler bacterium. He is the father of physician Arnold Klebs.

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Born
Feb 6, 1834
Königsberg
Children
Nationality
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
Profession
Education
  • University of Königsberg
  • Humboldt University of Berlin
  • University of Würzburg
Employment
  • University of Würzburg
Died
Oct 23, 1913
Bern

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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