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Richard Friedrich Johannes Pfeiffer - bibliography

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German physician and bacteriologist, born March 27, 1858, Zduny, Posen (Posnanie) province, Poland, died 1945, Bad Landbeck.


  • Mikrophotographischer Atlas der Bakterienkunde. With Carl Fränkel (1861-1915).
    Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1889; 2nd edition, 1892.
  • Vorläufige Mittheilungen über den Erreger der Influenza.
    Deutsche medicinische Wochenschrift, Berlin, 1892, 18: 28.
  • Beiträge zur Protozoenforschung. Die Kokzidienkrankheit der Kaninchen.
    Berlin, 1892.
  • Die Aetiologie der Influenza. Zeitschrift für Hygiene und Infektionskrankheiten, Leipzig, 1893, 13: 357-386.
  • Ueber die specifische Bedeutung der Choleraimmunität (Bakteriolyse). Zeitschrift für Hygiene und Infektionskrankheiten, 1894, 17: 355-400. 1895; 18: 1-16.
  • Encyclopädie der Hygiene. With Bernhard Proskauer (1851-1915). Leipzig, 1905.
  • Lehrbuch der Mikrobiologie. With Ernst Friedberger (1875-1932). Jena, 1919. Bibliography in Zentralblatt fur Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde und Infektionskrankheiten, 1928, 106: 426.

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