Travels of Alexandre Yersin: Letters of a Pastorian in Indochina, 1890-1894

  title={Travels of Alexandre Yersin: Letters of a Pastorian in Indochina, 1890-1894},
  author={John E. Moseley},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  pages={607 - 618}
  • J. Moseley
  • Published 7 January 2015
  • History
  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
Medicine today, in America and elsewhere, owes much to the microbe hunters of nineteenth-century Europe who established and propagated the germ theory. One of the lesser known but exceedingly versatile of these microbe hunters was the Swiss-born doctor Alexandre Yersin, codiscoverer of the diphtheria exotoxin and discoverer of the plague bacillus, whose genus is named in his honor [I]. This gifted physician—the protégé of Louis Pasteur and Emile Roux—left a legacy of nearly 1,000 letters, many… 
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