Koch, Robert, 1843-1910

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Heinrich Hermann Robert Koch (b. 11 December 1843, Clausthal, Kingdom of Hanover – d. 27 May 1910, Baden Baden, Germany), physician and microbiologist. As one of the main founders of modern bacteriology, he identified the specific causative agents of tuberculosis, cholera, and anthrax but also gave experimental support for the concept of infectious disease, which included experiments on humans and other animals. Koch created and improved laboratory technologies and techniques in the field of microbiology, and made key discoveries in public health. Koch's 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. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1905 for his research on tuberculosis.
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creatorOf Koch, Robert, 1843-1910. Bericht uber die Thatigkeit der Schlafkrankheits-Expedition.../ Bugalla, 27th Nov., 1906; [Sese bei Entebbe (Uganda) den 25th April 1907; Sese den 5th Sept. 1907]. Yale University, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
referencedIn Beach, H. H. A. (Henry Harris Aubrey), 1843-1910. Photographs of German physicians / collected by Dr. H.H.A. Beach, [ca. 1878]. Harvard University, Medical School, Countway Library
creatorOf Koch, Robert, 1843-1910. Autograph letter signed to Dr. med. Mossdorf, 1883 Feb. 11. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Koch, Robert, 1843-1910. Bericht uber die Thatigkeit der Schlafkrankheits-Expedition.../ Bugalla, 27th Nov., 1906; [Sese bei Entebbe (Uganda) den 25th April 1907; Sese den 5th Sept. 1907]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Dublin, Louis I. (Louis Israel), 1882-1969. [Selected publications of Louis Israel Dublin], 1913-1947. Tulane University, Medical Center Library
referencedIn Heroes of medicine. Stanford University Lane Medical Library
creatorOf Koch, Robert, 1843-1910. Autograph letter signed : Berlin, to an unidentified colleague, 1885 Oct. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Koch, Robert, 1843-1910. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Koch, Adolphine. [Letter to Emilie Bonitz, dated 1 Feb. 1862.]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Prudden, T. Mitchell (Theophil Mitchell), 1849-1924. Theophil Mitchell Prudden papers, 1872-1925 (inclusive), 1896-1925 (bulk) Yale University Library
referencedIn Theophil Mitchell Prudden papers, 1872-1925 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf [Robert Koch, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Prudden, T. Mitchell (Theophil Mitchell), 1849-1924. Theophil Mitchell Prudden papers, 1872-1925 (inclusive), 1896-1925 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Levy, Richard John,. Richard John Levy and Sally Waldman Sweet collection, 1766-1935. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Frederick G. Novy Papers, 1890-1954 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Novy, Frederick George, 1864-1957. Frederick George Novy papers, 1882-1957. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Barkan, Adolph, 1845-1935. Adolph Barkan papers, 1866-1923. Stanford University, Lane Medical Library
referencedIn Richard John Levy and Sally Waldman Sweet collection, 1766-1935 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Trudeau, Edward Livingston, 1848-1915. Papers, 1888-1916. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Photographs of notable 19th-century men and women, 1874-1912. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
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associatedWith Barkan, Adolph, 1845-1935. person
associatedWith Beach, H. H. A. (Henry Harris Aubrey), 1843-1910. person
associatedWith Dibner, Bern, person
associatedWith Dublin, Louis I. (Louis Israel), 1882-1969. person
associatedWith Koch, Adolphine. person
associatedWith Levy, Richard John person
associatedWith Levy, Richard John, person
associatedWith Mossdorf, Dr. person
associatedWith Novy, Frederick George, 1864-1957. person
associatedWith Prudden, T. Mitchell (Theophil Mitchell), 1849-1924. person
associatedWith Trudeau, Edward Livingston, 1848-1915. person
associatedWith Wasserman, August von, 1866-1925. person
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Germany--Berlin
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Epidemic encephalitis
African trypanosomiasis
Medicine--19th century
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Birth 1843-12-11

Death 1910-05-27

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