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Date1878
AuthorSédillot (Sedillot)
ContributionProposed "microbe" as a general term for a microscopic organism.
ReferenceLechevalier
NotesIn 1878, in discussing the findings of Pasteur, the eminent French surgeon Charles Sédillot proposed the word "microbe." In the same year Pasteur and colleagues approved of the coinage as a "new and fortunate expression proposed by M. Sédillot." See Lechavalier and Solotorovsky p. 47 and 217. For further details see Billmann, F., A pioneer in medicine and surgery: Charles Sédillot (1804–1883). International Journal of Surgery 10: (9) 542–546, 2012
CategoryMiscellany
Pathogen ClassGeneral

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