- Robert Koch
German physician and scientist Robert Koch (1843-1910) is considered a founder of microbiology. He made important discoveries in identifying many bacteria, such as anthrax, tuberculosis, and cholera, and establishing their relation to disease. He also contributed important work in methods of growing, staining, identifying, and controlling bacteria in the lab. Koch's postulates are a landmark set of rules for linking a disease to the pathogen that causes it, which Koch developed with his colleague Friedrich Loeffler. Koch won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1905 for his work on tuberculosis.
- The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
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The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Kirchner M. Robert Koch. Vienna and Berlin: Verlag Julius Springer, 1924.