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Dr Robert Koch
Birth: Dec. 11, 1843
Clausthal-Zellerfeld
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death: May 27, 1910
Baden-Baden
Baden-Württemberg, Germany

German Physician, Bacteriologist. Nobel Prize's Winner. Best known as the discoverer of the bacillus of Tuberculosis and of its treatment, he is considered the founder of modern microbiology. In 1866, he graduated in Medicine at the University of Göttingen, and during the early period of his career, practiced medicine in a provincial town, where he became known for his zeal and his scientific preparation. After a short period in which he served as Medical Officer during the Franco-Prussian War, became interested in bacteriology. His studies earned him the appointment of Imperial Advisor for Health in Berlin, where conducted his numerous experiments. In 1882, he made public his work about the tuberculosis disease agent, and in 1890 discovered the Tuberculin as remedy to it. His numerous trips to places with high epidemic risk are closely related to the search for remedies to infectious diseases such as cholera, plague and malaria. Koch wrote several reports about his research, including "Bericht über die Thätigkeit zur Erforschung der Cholera im Jahre 1883 nach Indien und Egypten entsandten Kommission" and "Reise-Berichte uber Rinderpest, Bobonenpest in Indien und Afrika, tsetse-oder Surrakrankheit, Texasfieber, tropische Malaria Schwarzwasserfieber". In 1905, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. (bio by: Lucy Caldarelli) 
 
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Robert Koch Institut
Moabit
Mitte
Berlin, Germany
 
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Record added: Jul 25, 2012
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Dr Robert Koch
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Dr Robert Koch
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