Theodor Escherich discovered e.coli
In 1885 German-Austrian pediatrician and university professor Theodor Escherich discovered the bacterium Escherichia coli, in short e.coli.
He was awarded the doctorate in medicine in 1881 and only four years later made his major discovery. He became professor of Pediatrics at the Karl-Franz University of Graz in 1890 and in 1902 in Vienna. IN the K. u. K. capital he also directed the St. Anna Kinderspital (St. Anna Children’s Hospital), founded the “Säuglingsschutz” (Infant Defence Society) and started a campaign for breastfeeding.
Theodor Escherich was born November 29, 1857, Ansbach, Mittelfranken; died February 15, 1911, Vienna.
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