Robert Koch Biography

Robert Heinrich Herman Koch was a celebrated German physician and pioneering microbiologist. The founder of modern bacteriology, he is known for his role in identifying the specific causative agents of tuberculosis, cholera, and anthrax and for giving experimental support for the concept of infectious disease. In addition to his trail-blazing studies on these diseases, Koch created and improved laboratory technologies and techniques in the field of microbiology, and made key discoveries in public health. His research led to the creation of Koch’s postulates, a series of four generalized principles linking specific microorganisms to specific diseases that remain today the "gold standard" in medical microbiology. As a result of his groundbreaking research on tuberculosis, Koch received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1905. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Robert Koch
Nationality:
Germany
Profession:
Physician
Date of Birth:
December 11, 1843
Astrological Sign:
Sagittarius
Date of Death:
May 27, 1910
Age at Death:
66
Cause of Death:
Myocardial infarction
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