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ZINSSER Hans (Z i n sse r Hans, 1878 — 1940) is the American microbiologist and the immunologist, the member of National academy of Sciences of the USA, the American academy of Sciences and arts, honourable doctor Garvardsky un-that (1939).

In 1903 left medical college Colombian un-that, specialized on microbiology. From 1903 to 1910 worked as the bacteriologist in a number of medical institutions.

In 1910 — 1923 the assistant, professor of bacteriology of Stanford, and then Colombian high fur boots. Since 1923 and until the end of life professor of bacteriology and immunology of medical college of Garvardsky un-that. Doctor of medicine


PHENOQUIN (1903), professor (1910).

G. Tsinsser is an author apprx. 40 scientific works devoted to questions of microbiology and immunology, studying of a row inf. diseases — a sapropyra, cholera, etc. It developed an original method of lamellar cultures for cultivation of anaerobe bacterias, a way of cultivation of a pale treponema, a technique of cultivation of rickettsiae and studying of their metabolism, the vaccine is made of the killed rickettsiae for immunization against an epidemic sapropyra. In 1934 Tsinsser for the first time made a hypothesis of a recurrent origin of a repeated typhus — a disease of Brill who is quite often called also by Brill's disease — Tsinssera (see the Sapropyra epidemic).

G. Tsinsser was a member of a row American and foreign scientific

about - century

of Works: A textbook of bacteriology, 5th prod., N. Y. — L., 1922;

Resistance to infectious diseases, 4 prod., N. Y., 1931; Varieties of typhus virus and epidemiology of American form of European typhus fever (Brill’s disease), Amer. J. Hyg., v. 20, p. 513, 1934; Microbiology, 13th prod., N. Y., 1964.

Bibliography: Bayne-Jones S. Hans Zinsser, M. D., 1878 — 1940, Arch. Path., v. 31, p. 269, 1941.