|Contribution||Reported the isolation of a small bacterium from the uterus of a cow during an outbreak of epizootic (contagious) abortion.|
|Notes||He demonstrated its unusual culture requirements and showed it to be causative by inoculation of a pregnant cow which subsequently aborted. Decades later, the organism, Bacterium abortus, was shown to be the same as the Micrococcus melitensis of Undulant Fever (see 1887) and was named Brucella abortus.|
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