Pierre Roux, French bacteriologist

Pierre Roux, French bacteriologist

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Caption: Pierre Paul Emile Roux (1853-1933), French physician, bacteriologist and immunologist. Roux worked with French microbiologist Louis Pasteur, and was a co-founder of the Pasteur Institute in 1887. Roux studied avian cholera, anthrax and rabies. His 1888 publication on the cause of diphtheria identified the bacterial agent responsible. Roux successfully developed a serum to treat diphtheria. Roux went on to study tetanus, tuberculosis, syphilis, and pneumonia. He was the Director of the Pasteur Institute from 1904 to his death. Artwork from the 15th volume (first period of 1895) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.

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