Jacques F. Acar

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Jacques F. Acar
Born13 April 1931
Died27 March 2020(2020-03-27) (aged 88)

Jacques F. Acar (13 April 1931 – 27 March 2020) was a French doctor and microbiologist who specialized in antibiotics.[1]

In 1966, Acar became head of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the Hôpital Saint-Joseph in Paris, staying there until 1999. At the same time, he was head of Medical Microbiology at the Hôpital Broussais. He was a professor of medical microbiology at Pierre and Marie Curie University from 1973 until 1980, and was head of that department from 1980 to 2000.

Acar was President of the World Health Organization's taskforce on antimicrobial resistance from 1992 to 1996. He was editor-in-chief of Clinical Microbiology and Infection from 1995 to 2000, and an expert for the World Organisation for Animal Health from 1999 until his death.

Acar died at a Paris hospital on 27 March 2020 from COVID-19, aged 88.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Un grand patron de la microbiologie". L'Orient le Jour (in French). 30 March 2020.
  2. "Jacques F. Acar (1931 – 2020)". Société Française de Microbiologie (in French). 30 March 2020.