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Laboratory disease : Robert Koch's medical bacteriology

Author: Christoph Gradmann; Elborg Forster
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
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"In the nineteenth century, the new field of medical bacteriology identified microorganisms and explained how they spread disease. This book interweaves the history of this discipline and the biography of one of its founders, Nobel Prize-winning German physician Robert Koch (1843-1910)." "Koch contributed to modern medicine by inventing or improving fundamental techniques such as bacterial staining, solid culture  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Robert Koch; Robert Koch; Robert Koch; Robert Koch; Robert Koch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christoph Gradmann; Elborg Forster
ISBN: 9780801893131 0801893135 1718603207 9781718603202
OCLC Number: 276406207
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Translation of: Krankheit im Labor : Robert Koch und die medizinische Bakteriologie / Christoph Gradmann. c2005.
Description: 318 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Lower fungi and diseases : infectious diseases between botany and pathological anatomy, 1840-1878 --
Tuberculosis and tuberculin : history of a research program --
Of men and mice : medical bacteriology and experimental therapy, 1890-1908 --
Traveling : Robert Koch's research expeditions as private and scientific undertakings --
A perspective.
Other Titles: Krankheit im Labor.
Responsibility: Christoph Gradmann ; translated by Elborg Forster.

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