Fyodor Lesh

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Fyodor Alexandrovich Lesh, alternatively spelled as Lösch (Russian: Фёдор Александрович Леш) (1840–1903), was a Russian physician.[1]

He is credited with identifying Amoeba coli in 1875. This species was later classified in the genus Entamoeba.[2]


  1. ^ Lesh FA (May 1975). "Massive development of amebas in the large intestine. Fedor Aleksandrovich Lesh (Lösch)". Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 24 (3): 383–92. PMID 1098489. 
  2. ^ Fotedar R, Stark D, Beebe N, Marriott D, Ellis J, Harkness J (July 2007). "Laboratory diagnostic techniques for Entamoeba species". Clin. Microbiol. Rev. 20 (3): 511–32, table of contents. PMC 1932757Freely accessible. PMID 17630338. doi:10.1128/CMR.00004-07.