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Revista chilena de infectología

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LEDERMANN D, Walter. In homage to Lister. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2008, vol.25, n.5, pp.351-356. ISSN 0716-1018.

Joseph Lister, who disputes with Klebs the third place as the Father of Microbiology, was just about to remain without a bacteria immortalizing his ñame. Thanks to Seeliger, now Listeria is used for identifying the genus that Pirie had already named Listerella in 1927. Through a quick review of the history of Listeria monocytogenes, we get to know the principal facts in the lives of Pirie and Seeliger, investigators with absolutely different characters. We also review a brief history of the life of the great researcher Lister, whose profound human qualities are described.

Palabras clave : Listeria; Lister; Pirie; Seeliger.

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