TIL Salmonella was not named after the fish (that is commonly eaten raw) but the person named Daniel Elmer Salmon

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Elmer_Salmon

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  1. Interesting. I was originally led to believe the microorganism was first described by the 19th century husband and wife biologist team Samuel and Helen Bongor and as first describers they had the privilege of naming it after themselves, *Sam & Ella Bongori*.

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