- Category : 1856-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Maya 2
German pathologist and bacteriologist, the first to isolate the bacillus Proteus vulgaris (1885). He is also credited with developing a formalin for the preservation of bacterial cultures.
He studied medicine at the Universities of Munich and Erlangen, where he worked as an assistant in the gynecological clinic under Paul Zweifel and at the pathological institute of Friedrich Albert von Zenker. In 1883 he obtained his habilitation for pathological anatomy and bacteriology, and in 1895 became a full professor and director of the institute of pathology in Erlangen.
He died on 30 June 1935 in Erlangen, aged 78.