Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Obermeier, Otto (1842–1873)

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2177

German physician at the Berlin Charité (founded by Robert Koch), discovered in 1868 the agent of the louseborne relapsing fever. He died in 1873 from a cholera infection during his studies on this topic; he was only 31 years old.

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