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Koch, Robert

Clausthal, Germany
11.12.1843

Baden-Baden, Germany
27.05.1910

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Career: 1862 studies of botany, physics and mathematics at the University of Göttingen; later studies of medicine (under J. Henle); doctoral dissertation entitled Ueber das Entstehen der Bernsteinsäure im menschlichen Organismus, which appeared in 1865 in Henle's Zeitschrift für rationelle Medizin; 1866 final examinations at the University of Göttingen and state examination at Hannover; 1866 for three months assistant at Hamburg General Hospital; assistant at an institution for retarded children in Langenhagen; 1868 private practice in Niemegk, later in Rakwitz; service as field hospital physician at Neufchâteau and at Orléans during the Franco-Prussian War; 1871 left the army and resumed practice in Rakwitz; examinations for district medical officer passed; 1872 practitioner in Wollstein (now Wolsztyn, Poland); several visits to Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland) and acquaintance with Ferdinand Cohn, Julius Cohnheim and Gustav Fritsch; 1879 for three months city physician at Breslau; return to Wollstein; 1880 government adviser (Regierungsrat) with the Imperial Department of Health (Kaiserliches Reichsgesundheitsamt) in Berlin; work with Friedrich Loeffler, Georg Gaffky and later also with Ferdinand Hueppe and Bernhard Fischer in Koch's laboratory; 1883 Geheimer Regierungsrat; 1885 chair of hygiene at the University of Berlin; Geheimer Medizinalrat and official delegate at the International Sanitary Conference at Rome; 1891-1904 director of the bacteriological research institute; 1906 Wirklicher Geheimer Rat with the predicate Excellenz; several research journeys in order to continue his bacteriological studies (1883-1884 to Egypt and India; 1887 to India and German East Africa; 1899 to Italy and Java; 1903 to Rhodesia; 1905 to equatorial Africa); Nobel Prize (1905).
Selected works: Koch, Robert. 1876. Die Aetiologie der Milzbrand-Krankheit, begründet auf die Entwicklungsgeschichte des Bacillus Anthracis. Beiträge zur Biologie der Pflanzen 2: 277-311 Koch, Robert. 1878. Untersuchungen über die Aetiologie der Wundinfectionskrankheiten. Leipzig Koch, Robert. 1888. Die Bekämpfung der Infektionskrankheiten, insbesondere der Kriegsseuchen. Berlin Koch, Robert. 1898. Reise-Berichte über Rinderpest, Bubonenpest in Indien und Afrika, Tsetse- oder Surrakrankheit, Texasfieber, tropische Malaria, Schwarzwasserfieber. Berlin Koch, Robert. 1887. Bericht über die im hygienischen Laboratorium der Universität Berlin ausgeführten Untersuchungen des Berliner Leitungwassers in der Zeit vom 1. Juni 1885 bis 1. April 1886. Berlin
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