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Frosch, Paul


Berger, Silvia (2015). Frosch, Paul. Chichester: Wiley.

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Paul Frosch (1860–1928) was a German bacteriologist and a pioneer of animal virology. He worked at the Institute for Infectious Diseases in Berlin as a close co-worker of Robert Koch, the leading figure of medical bacteriology, and became later appointed professor at the veterinary school in Berlin. On the basis of a study on typhoid, Frosch introduced the term ‘infection carrier’ for infected persons without manifest symptoms, and emphasised the role they played in spreading the epidemic. The concept subsequently became the cornerstone of epidemic control for a variety of infectious diseases in Germany. In 1898, Frosch pioneered virus research when he described the aetiological agent of the foot-and-mouth disease together with Friedrich Loeffler, characterising it as an ultravisible, filterable substance.

Paul Frosch (1860–1928) was a German bacteriologist and a pioneer of animal virology. He worked at the Institute for Infectious Diseases in Berlin as a close co-worker of Robert Koch, the leading figure of medical bacteriology, and became later appointed professor at the veterinary school in Berlin. On the basis of a study on typhoid, Frosch introduced the term ‘infection carrier’ for infected persons without manifest symptoms, and emphasised the role they played in spreading the epidemic. The concept subsequently became the cornerstone of epidemic control for a variety of infectious diseases in Germany. In 1898, Frosch pioneered virus research when he described the aetiological agent of the foot-and-mouth disease together with Friedrich Loeffler, characterising it as an ultravisible, filterable substance.

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Item Type:Scientific Publication in Electronic Form
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of History
Dewey Decimal Classification:900 History
Language:English
Date:15 July 2015
Deposited On:28 Jan 2016 09:12
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 20:02
Publisher:Wiley
Series Name:eLS : citable reviews in the life sciences
ISSN:1476-9506
ISBN:978-0-4700-1590-2
Additional Information:Datenbank
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470015902.a0002798
Official URL:http://doi.org/10.1002/9780470015902.a0002798
Related URLs:http://www.recherche-portal.ch/ZAD:default_scope:ebi01_prod005760372 (Library Catalogue)
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-121237

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