Nobel Prize Laureate Medical Pioneer. He received world-wide recognition as a German physician for his research in the field of infectious diseases. According to the Nobel Prize committee, he was the recipient of the 1905 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine "for his investigations and discoveries in relation to tuberculosis." Best known as the discoverer of the disease-causing organism, the bacillus of Tuberculosis, and for the treatment of the disease, he is considered the founder of modern microbiology. In 1866, he graduated with a degree 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 a medical officer during the Franco-Prussian War, he became interested in bacteriology. His studies earned him the appointment of Imperial Adviser for Health in Berlin, where he conducted his numerous experiments. In 1882, he made public his work about the tuberculosis disease agent, and in 1890 discovered the Tuberculin as a 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 the "Report on the Activity of Research into Cholera in 1883 to India and Egypt Dispatched Commission" and "Travel Reports on Rinderpest, Bobsleigh Plague in India and Africa of Surrak disease, Texas Fever, and Tropical Malaria Black Water Fever."
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