Bernhard Bang

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Bernhard Lauritz Frederik Bang
Born 7 June 1848
Died 22 June 1932 (1932-06-23) (aged 84)
Residence Danish
Fields veterinary
Known for Brucella abortus

Bernhard Lauritz Frederik Bang (7 June 1848 – 22 June 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 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:


  • "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), pp. 1–5, PMID 11623094 
  • Larsen, H (1990), "Letters from abroad to Professor dr. med. Bernhard Bang, Copenhagen", Historia medicinae veterinariae, 15 (1), pp. 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), pp. 381–5, PMID 3136596 
  • , (1969), "Bernhard Bang, (1848-1932) veterinary physician", JAMA (published 28 April 1969), 208 (4), pp. 687–8, doi:10.1001/jama.208.4.687, PMID 4888156 

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