Judith A. Diesendruck

Judith Abarbanel Diesendruck (1920 – 2007) was a Russian-American bacteriologist.

She is eponymously remembered for Nelson-Diesendruck basal medium, described in 1950.

  • 1920 – Born Judith Abarbanel on 12 November in Nevel, Soviet Union
  • 1977 – Affairs of the World Zionist organisation
  • 1978 – National vice-President and acting executive director of the Pioneer Women, National co-ordinator of American Professors for peace in the Middle East
  • 2007 – Died 6 September in Tel Aviv, Israel

Medical Eponyms

Nelson-Diesendruck basal medium (1950); a survival medium for Treponema pallidum

Major Publications


Graduated from Cardiff Medical School in 2017 with MBBCh and BSc in Psychology and Medicine. Currently working as a doctor in the emergency department at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Australia.

BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Emergency physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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