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Kitazato, Shibasaburo

KITAZATO, SHIBASABURO (1856- ), Japanese doctor of medicine, was born at Kumamoto in 1856 and studied in Germany under Koch from 1885 to 1891. He became one of the foremost bacteriologists of the world, and enjoyed the credit of having discovered the bacilli of tetanus, diphtheria and plague, the last in conjunction with Dr Aoyama, who accompanied him to Hong-Kong in 1894 during an epidemic at that place.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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