- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Eduard Emmanuel Klein

Born 1844
Died 1925

Related eponyms

Bibliography

Hungarian histologist and bacteriologist, born October 31, 1844, Ersek, Hungary, now Osijek, Croatia; died 1925, Hove, England.

Biography of Eduard Emmanuel Klein

Edward Emanuel Klein was born to a Jewish family in Osijek, Croatia, then Ersek in Hungary. He studied in Vienna and subsequently concentrated on microscopical anatomy. In 1869 he travelled to London on an assignment for Salomon Stricker (1834-1898), whose "Handbuch der Lehre von den Geweben des Menschen und der Tiere" (Leipzig 1869-1872, London 1870-1873) was to be translated into English.

In 1871 he was invited to England and first worked in histology with John Scott Burdon-Sanderson (1828-1905). Later, however, he specialised in bacteriology and became an early and successful representative of this discipline in England. He became a teacher of histology, later also for bacteriology, at St. Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School. In 1890 he established a private school in bacteriology - counting Ronal Ross (1857-1932) among his students. Klein proved the streptococcal aetiology of scarlatina.

What is an eponym?

An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.

What is Whonamedit?

Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person.

Disclaimer:

Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.
This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only. No information found here must under any circumstances be used for medical purposes, diagnostically, therapeutically or otherwise. If you, or anybody close to you, is affected, or believe to be affected, by any condition mentioned here: see a doctor.