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Robert Koch : a life in medicine and bacteriology

Author: Thomas D Brock
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : ASM Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life of Robert Koch, focusing on his contributions to the fields of medicine and bacteriology, discussing his research trips to India, findings on the causes of tuberculosis, cholera, and anthrax, postulates, Nobel Prize, and other related topics.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Graphic
Historical Work
Portrait
Print Reproduction
Biographies
biographie
Named Person: Robert Koch; Robert Koch; Robert Koch; Robert Koch; Robert Koch
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas D Brock
ISBN: 1555811434 9781555811433
OCLC Number: 39951653
Notes: Originally published: Madison, Wis. : Science Tech Publishers, ©1988. With new foreword.
Description: xxiii, 364 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / James Strick --
1. Introduction --
2. Koch's Early Years --
3. The Young Doctor and Husband --
4. Steps toward maturity: Koch in Wollstein --
5. The Lone Scientist: The Work on Anthrax --
6. First Recognition: Koch and Cohn --
7. Koch's Role in the Microscope Revolution --
8. Studies on Wound Infections: The Later Wollstein Years --
9. On to Berlin --
10. Koch at the Crossroads: From Lone Doctor to Group Leader --
11. Simple Gifts: The Plate Technique --
12. Sterilization, Disinfection, and other Techniques --
13. The London Meeting: Koch, Lister, and Pasteur --
14. World Fame: The Discovery of the Tubercle Bacillus --
15. The World Traveler: To Egypt and India in Search of Cholera --
16. The Pasteur/Koch Controversy.
Responsibility: Thomas D. Brock.

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Chronicles the life of Robert Koch, focusing on his contributions to the fields of medicine and bacteriology, discussing his research trips to India, findings on the causes of tuberculosis, cholera, and anthrax, postulates, Nobel Prize, and other related topics.

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