Revista chilena de infectología
versión impresa ISSN 0716-1018
LEDERMANN D, Walter. In homage to Lister. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2008, vol.25, n.5, pp. 351-356. ISSN 0716-1018. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182008000500006.
Joseph Lister, who disputes with Klebs the third place as the Father of Microbiology, was just about to remain without a bacteria immortalizing his ñame. Thanks to Seeliger, now Listeria is used for identifying the genus that Pirie had already named Listerella in 1927. Through a quick review of the history of Listeria monocytogenes, we get to know the principal facts in the lives of Pirie and Seeliger, investigators with absolutely different characters. We also review a brief history of the life of the great researcher Lister, whose profound human qualities are described.
Palabras clave : Listeria; Lister; Pirie; Seeliger.