Rudolph Emmerich

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Rudolph Emmerich

Dr. Rudolph (Rudolf) Emmerich (29 September 1856– 15 November 1914) was a German bacteriologist noted for his advances against cholera and his co-invention of the first antibiotic drug Pyocyanase with Oscar Löw in 1890s. [1][2][3] Emmerich made experiments on himself by injections of cholera strains and proved that cholera is less virulent when contracted from human to human as opposed to from the ground.[1] Emmerich was professor Hygiene and Bacteriology at the University of Munich.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Dr. Rudolf Emmerich Dies.; Bacteriologist Who Injected Cholera Bacilli Into His System" (PDF). The New York Times. Munich. November 18, 1914.
  2. ^ 15 Scientific Discoveries that Developed the Modern World; Posted on May 20, 2009
  3. ^ Michigan State University:Antimicrobial Resistance Learning Site For Veterinary Students:The Pre-Antibacterial Era