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Yersinia pestis

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The causative agent of plague.


    Alexandre Yersin:
  • Sur la peste de Hong Kong.
    Communication à L'Académie des Sciences le 30-7-1894.
    Comptes rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, 1894, 119: 356.
  • La peste bubonique à Hong Kong.
    Annales de l'Institut Pasteur, 1894, 8: 662-667.
  • La peste bubonique à Hong Kong.
    Archives de Médecine Navale, 1894, 62: 256-261.
  • La peste bubonique. Deuxième note. With A. Calmette and A. Borrel.
    Annales de l'Institut Pasteur, 1895, 9: 589-592.
  • La peste bubonique. Deuxième note.
    Archives de Médecine Navale, 1895, 64: 49-52.

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