Theodor Escherich: the first pediatric infectious diseases physician?

Stanford T. Shulman*, Herbert C. Friedmann, Ronald H. Sims

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Abstract

The career of Theodor Escherich (1857-1911) qualifies him as the first pediatric infectious diseases physician. His landmark bacteriologic studies identified the common colon bacillus (now known as Escherichia coli), and he was very committed to pediatrics, serving as chairman of several prominent departments of pediatrics, including the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Vienna and St. Anna's Children's Hospital in Vienna, Austria, arguably Europe's most prestigious pediatric position.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1025-1029
Number of pages5
JournalClinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume45
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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