Definition of Bang's disease
: brucellosis; specifically : contagious abortion of cattle caused by a brucella (Brucella abortus)
Origin and Etymology of bang's disease
Bernhard L. F. Bang †1932 Danish veterinarian
First Known Use: 1920See Words from the same year
Biographical Note for bang's disease
Bernhard Lauritz Frederik (1848–1932), Danish veterinarian. In 1897 Bang discovered that a bacterium (Brucella abortus) caused contagious abortion in cattle and one form of undulant fever in human beings. He also made important contributions to the control of bovine tuberculosis and to the research on smallpox vaccination and bacillary disease in animals.
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