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Agosto Ducrey

Born 1860
Died 1940

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Italian dermatologist, born December 22, 1860; died 1940.

Biography of Agosto Ducrey

Agosto Ducrey was professor of dermatology in Pisa and Rome. He is remembered for isolating the bacillus causing chancroid lesions of soft chancre in 1888.

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