Ten fun facts about Robert Koch


Fact 1
Robert Koch was born near Hanover, Germany on December 11, 1843.

Fact 2
He began his career writing books on the theory that infectious diseases were caused by living microscopic organisms.

Fact 3
In 1850, a French researcher, Casimir Joesph Favaine found the first case of anthrax when Robert Koch had already researched on the topic. He graduated in medicine in 1866 from the University of Gottingen.


Fact 4
From 1870 to 1871 71 Robert Koch served as a surgeon during the Franco-Prussian War and became district surgeon in Wollstein, Germany, where he built a small laboratory.

Fact 5
In 1877 he published an important paper on the investigation of anthrax.

Fact 6
In 1882 Robert Koch discovered tuberculosis and started studying the subject

Fact 7
From 1891 to 1899 he studied a variety of diseases of humans and animals such as leprosy, rinderpest, bubonic plague, Texas fever and malaria and travelled all over the globe.

Fact 8
In 1901 Robert Koch firmly believed that infection of human beings by tuberculosis was rare and did not warrant drastic measures. In 1905 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine for identifying the bacterium that causes tuberculosis.

Fact 9
The Koch crater satellite is named after him. The Robert Koch prize and medal is named after him and given to outstanding microbiologists.

Fact 10
Robert Koch died in May 27, 1910.


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Was a German-born physicist who was best known for studying and finding the diseases anthrax, tuberculosis and cholera



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