The human body is inhabited by the millions of little living organisms. Many of which are germs. In early days, tiny was called about these germs because there were precious few advances in the field of medicine. When diseases struck, they would cause damage to mankind because of little research.
It is worth discussing Robert Koch’s life. His contribution is to medicine when it comes to his role in producing research that diseases like Anthrax, TB, and cholera were caused by these germs.
It is for the reason that Google is celebrating Dr. Koch’s Nobel Prize win for his groundbreaking research with a strange Google Doodle.
Dr. Koch was born in Clausthal in Germany. It was right at the age of five that he started to show signs of brilliance. At the young age, Dr. Koch announced to his parents that he had taught himself to read with the aid of newspapers.
As he grew older, he became interested in doing medicine. He attended the University of Gottingen, where he became influenced by Jacob Henle. Henle is a professor at that university who posited that contagious diseases were caused by living and parasite organisms.
Determination of work:
Dr. Koch continued in doing research by studying the Anthrax. He did this by converting his 4 room apartment into the makeshift laboratory. Dr. Koch obtained pure cultures of anthrax and tested them on a rat.
By using methods, he explained that anthrax could cause anthrax when the bacilli had no contact with any kind of animals.
Not only anthrax, Dr. Koch carried out research on Cholera by studying samples from Egypt and India.
Germs cause diseases:
Dr. Koch’s revolutionary research led to establishing the truth that germs cause diseases. Dr. Koch’s research on Tuberculosis led to winning the Nobel Prize on December 10th, 1905.
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