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George Sternberg, Us Army Physician
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George Miller Sternberg (1838-1915), US Army physician and Brigadier General. Sternberg, who fought in the US Civil War, carried out pioneering work in bacteriology in the USA. His investigations, carried out in the 1880s, included documenting the origins of malaria, lobar pneumonia, tuberculosis, and typhoid fever. He also worked on yellow fever. His 'Manual of Bacteriology' was published in 1892. From 1893 to 1902, he was Surgeon General of the United States Army. This photograph, from the period 1905 to 1945, is from the Harris and Ewing Collection, which mostly consists of photographs taken in Washington DC, USA.
March 6th, 2014
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