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Paul Ernst - bibliography

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German pathologist, born April 26, 1859, Zurich; died 1937.


  • Über den Bacillus xerosis und seine Sporenbildung.
    Zeitschrift für Hygiene, 1888, 4: 25-46.
  • Über Kern- und Sporenbildung in Bacterien.
    Zeitschrift für Hygiene, 1889, 5: 428-486.

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