1 March 1846|
|Died||13 July 1921
|Alma mater||Humboldt University of Berlin|
|Known for||Describing infectious mononucleosis|
As a pediatrician he dealt with issues of infant nutrition, campaigned for the establishment of children's homes and crèches. He is known for describing infectious mononucleosis (also known as "mono," "glandular fever," and "kissing disease"), an Epstein–Barr virus-induced infectious disease of the lymphatic tissue that also bears his name—Pfeiffer's disease.
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