|Contribution||With Neumann, published major new classification of bacteria.|
|Notes||Based not only on morphology but also on staining and spore formation. Put agents of tuberculosis and leprosy in new genus: Mycobacterium (combining Greek for fungus with Greek for small rod). These agents had been called Bacterium tuberculosis and B. leprae. New genus was defined primarily on basis of form and staining. Reported in book published in Germany.|
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