Richard Friedrich Johannes Pfeiffer, 1858-1945

  title={Richard Friedrich Johannes Pfeiffer, 1858-1945},
  author={P. Fildes},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={237 - 247}
  • P. Fildes
  • Published 1956
  • Medicine
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Richard Pfeiffer, one of the pioneers of bacteriology and an assistant of Robert Koch, was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society in 1928 at the age of 70. Twenty-seven years later inquiry revealed that he was still alive in 1945 behind the Iron Curtain, but that since then all trace of him had been lost. It is now known that he died on 15 September 1945 aged 87 years. Richard Pfeiffer was born on 27 March 1858 at Zduny, Posen, the eldest son of Otto Pfeiffer, a clergyman, and received… Expand
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