Bernhard Bang

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Bernhard Lauritz Frederik Bang
Born June 7, 1848
Sorø
Died June 22, 1932
Copenhagen
Residence Danish
Fields veterinary
Known for Brucella abortus

Bernhard Lauritz Frederik Bang (June 7, 1848 – June 22, 1932), was a Danish veterinarian. He discovered Brucella abortus in 1897, which came to be known as Bang's bacillus. Bang's bacillus was the cause of the contagious Bang's disease (now known as Brucellosis) which can cause pregnant cattle to abort, and causes undulant fever in humans.

Bang was awarded his M.D. in 1880 and began teaching at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Denmark in Copenhagen. He later became the director of the College. Bang was a veterinary adviser to the Danish government.

For his contributions to veterinary medicine, he received an honorary doctorate from the Veterinary College of Utrecht in 1921.

Bang is known for his work on:

  • development of a control for bovine tuberculosis
  • research on smallpox vaccination
  • research on animal bacillary disease

References[edit]

  • "Bang, Bernhard Lauritz Frederik." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2005. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. 23 Nov. 2005 [1]
  • "Summary of articles published in Argos #20 (1999), the bulletin of the Dutch Veterinary History Society." 23 Nov. 2005 [2]
  • Larsen, H (1992), "Letters from abroad to Professor dr. med. Bernhard Bang, Copenhagen.", Historia medicinae veterinariae 17 (1–2): 1–5, PMID 11623094 
  • Larsen, H (1990), "Letters from abroad to Professor dr. med. Bernhard Bang, Copenhagen", Historia medicinae veterinariae 15 (1): 1–32, PMID 11622379 
  • Mochmann, H; Köhler, W (1988), "[100 years of bacteriology: the history of the discovery of brucellosis. 2: Discovery of the etiology of infectious abortion in cattle by the Danish veterinary pathologist Bernhard Bang and proof of the relation of "Micrococcus melitensis" and "Bacillus abortus" by the American microbiologist Alice Evans]", Zeitschrift für ärztliche Fortbildung 82 (8): 381–5, PMID 3136596 
  • , (1969), "Bernhard Bang, (1848-1932) veterinary physician", JAMA (Apr 28, 1969) 208 (4): 687–8, doi:10.1001/jama.208.4.687, PMID 4888156 

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