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Robert Koch:

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Transcript of Robert Koch:

Robert Koch:
Robert Koch:
In addition to his work with deaeses, Koch created and improved laboratory technology and technigques in the feild of microbiology, and made a number of key discoveries pertaining to public health. His research led to the creation of Koch's Postulates, a series of four generalized principles linking specific microorganisms to particular diseases which remain today the "gold standard" in medical microbiology. As a result of his groundbreaking research on tuberculosis, Koch recieved the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1905.
His life:
Robert Koch was born in Klausthal, Hanover, Germany on December 11, 1843. At the age of 19, Koch entered the University of Gottingen, studying natural scienc. However, after two semesters, He changed his area of study to medicine.
In July 1867, Following his graduation from the medical school, Koch married Emma Adolfine Josephine Fraatz, and then had a daughter, Gertrude in 1868.
Koch's Marriage with Emma ended in 1893, and later that same year, he married actress HEdwig Freiberg.
He suffered a heart attak on April 9, 1910 and never made a complete recovery. On May 27 of the same year, Robert Koch died at the age of 66. Following his death, the Institute named its establishmentafter him in his honor.
About His Achievments Numer 2:
He was considered to be the founder of modern bacteriology and is known fo rhis role in indentifying the specific causative agents of tuberculosis, cholera, and anthrax. He's also known for giving experimental support forthe concept of infectious deseases.
What is anthrax?
Anthrax is an acute desease that effects both humans and animals which, in most cases, is lethal. There are effective vaccines against anthrax, and some form of the desease respond well to antibiotic treatment.
What is Tuberculosis?
Also known as TB or MTB, is also lethal is many cases. Normally it attacks the lungs but can sometimes effect other parts of the body as well. It spreads through the air when people that have the active TB virus sneeze or cough.
What is cholera?
This virus is an infection in the small intestines. The main symptoms are watery diarrhia and vomiting. The way that you get this desease is by drinking water or eating food that has been contaminated by the virus.
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