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



the person behind the name

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.

Associate Professor Curtin Medical School, Curtin University. Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM 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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