Wassermann



August von
[ou-goo st fuh n] /ˈaʊ gʊst fən/ (Show IPA), 1866–1925, German physician and bacteriologist.
Jakob
[yah-kawp] /ˈyɑ kɔp/ (Show IPA), 1873–1934, German novelist.
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It is even possible to have the roof fall out of the mouth from gummatous changes and the Wassermann test yet be negative.
The Third Great Plague John H. Stokes

The theory that marriages should be made in the laboratory; the Wassermann test for love.
A Book of Burlesques H. L. Mencken

Wassermann from the Customs House came down too, his galoshes leaving a long dragging trail in the dry sand.
Egholm and his God Johannes Buchholtz

There were no symptoms of any kind and the Wassermann test was negative.
Woman William J. Robinson

Imagine estimating philosophers by their chest expansions, their blood pressures, their Wassermann reactions!
Damn! Henry Louis Mencken

Down in the office there sat Old Poulsen at one window and Wassermann himself at the other.
Egholm and his God Johannes Buchholtz

Three men—Wassermann, Ehrlich, and Noguchi—have supplied the knowledge whereby the evil may be attacked.
Women’s Wild Oats C. Gasquoine Hartley

The salt used by Wassermann is not stated in his original publication.
The Propaganda for Reform in Proprietary Medicines, Vol. 2 of 2 Various

If man would pace his paces toward the Wassermann test, that likely is distinctively his material business.
Criminal Types V. M. Masten

Wassermann, Keysser and Wassermann made experiments with it, chemotherapeutically, on animal tumors.
Synthesis of 2-methyl-4-selenoquinazolone, 2-phenylbenzoselenazole, and its derivatives Y-Gwan Chen

n.

test for syphillis, 1909, from German bacteriorologist August Paul Wassermann (1866-1925), who devised it in 1906.

Wassermann Was·ser·mann (wä’sər-mən, vä’sər-män’), August von. 1866-1925.

German physician who developed the Wasserman test for the detection of syphilis.

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